Stockport council have removed lights from a Christmas tree in Brinnington after residents nicknamed it ‘Twig’.
A new Christmas tree has been decorated in the nearby shopping precinct after it was known that council contractors decorated the wrong tree mistake.
The ‘Twig’ has been likened to a featherless budgie by a local resident, and has always looked threadbare since it was first planted in 2014.
Jess Walker, 28, said, ‘I don’t know what must have been going through their heads, why would anyone decorate that tree
‘The new tree looks so much better, but the lights don’t seem to be working at the moment’.
It is hoped that the ‘Twig’ will eventually bloom into a tree for next Christmas.
By Rob Hall