Dogs deliver Christmas trees

Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire has recruited some new workers to help out during the festive period. A pack of Newfoundland dogs will provide a delivery service with a difference by pulling Christmas trees to customers’ cars. The dogs are helping to raise money for charity through donations for each tree carried at the 3,400 hectare (8,600 acre) beauty spot in the North York Moors national park. Katie Thorn, the Forestry Commission’s recreation manager, said “Real trees use 10 times fewer materials to produce and five times less energy than artificial trees so it’s a good way of being kind to the planet. It’s a fantastic crowd-pleasing way to buy a tree and have the dogs tow it back to the car in a cart.” Be green this Christmas and get your real Christmas tree delivered by Newfoundland dogs.