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Festive lights firm wants to turn dead trees into works of glittering art

Festive lights firm wants to turn dead trees into works of glittering art

by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

DEAD trees outside homes or offices in Southport should be turned into illuminated ‘pieces of art’ to impress visitors instead of being chopped down, according to a local festive lighting company.

IllumiDex UK Ltd, based on Banks Road, wants residents and business owners to wrap lights around trees that may be ailing or dead.

The company has previously installed lights on Lord Street and have already transformed a number of dead trees in the area, including one in front of the Peaky Blinders bar in Churchtown and another one outside a home on Shore Road in Ainsdale. 

IllumiDex UK Ltd director Steve Clayton said: “We would love to see more people invite us to wrap dead trees in their gardens with lighting as a feature instead of needing to have them removed.

“We think it turns a dead, useless tree that people would have to get rid of into something that looks really attractive.

“At one recent installation in Ainsdale, the owner told us that if we hadn’t wrapped the tree with lights, then she would have had to pay someone to take it away. Now it looks like a piece of art. It is beautiful.

“There are lots of people out there who may have dead trees in their gardens, and they are wondering what to do with them and whether they will have to get them chopped down.

“Well  by wrapping the trees with lights, they will then look good all year round.”

You can find out more about Illumidex UK Ltd  on their website or call 01704 220829 or 07979 158404.

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