Norway's 'threadbare' Christmas tree present underwhelms some in Britain

Norway’s annual 크리스마스 tree gift to London provoked unseasonably abrupt responses on Thursday, 24미터에 대한 요구를 포함하여 (78 발) 노르웨이 가문비나무 교체, after it appeared to be less than symmetrical with some broken branches.

매년, a tree is felled outside Oslo and sent to London’s Trafalgar Square as an offering of thanks from Norwegians for Britain’s support during World War Two.
The Lord Mayor of Westminster Andrew Smith and Mayor of Oslo Marianne Borgen helped fell the 80-year-old Norwegian spruce along with schoolchildren on November 16. It was transported by Norwegian authorities.
    Reuters photographs show the tree has some broken branches. One side appears to have less growth than the other, though it was unclear when the damage was done.
      The tree drew mirth on Twitter with some commenting that it wasthreadbare,” “half dead,” or perhaps ill with Covid-19. Others said it was a symbol of modern British decline or speculated it might be an elaborate joke on Norway’s part.
        Looks like last year’s tree,” James Carberry, 70, told Reuters on Trafalgar Square. Some said it lookeda bit sparse.Another simply said: “네.”
        기타, 그러나, said it was beautiful.
          It’s the thought that counts,” said Jasmine Smith, 30.
          A crane lifts the Norwegian spruce during its felling in Oslo on November 16, 2021, before being  gifted to London.

          Westminster’s Smith said it was understandable that some on social media had madequick judgments.
          But I know that once it is lit the tree will, as ever, play its role in making Westminster an even more beautiful place to visit at Christmas,” 그는 성명에서 말했다.
          The Norwegian tree was lit during a ceremony at Trafalgar Square in London on Thursday evening.

          Criticism of the tree drew a diplomatic response from Oslo, which underscored the symbolism of the gift and that it originated in a forest.
          I am pleased that people are passionateit is a sign that Londoners care about the present we have sent them,” Mayor Borgen told Reuters. “The tree comes from a forest.
            This is a love tree and it means a lot to us to give it to Londoners. Though it started as a thank you to the British people for their help during World War Two, it is now as much about friendship, solidarity, hope for the future and peace.
            The tree symbolizes all this and I hope that when the lights are turned on, the symbolic message behind the gift is what people have in mind.

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