Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark are at work developing a cloning method for Christmas trees which can mean that in a few years all the world’s Christmas trees will be identical and perfect. The researchers have developed a special robot which can select the best Christmas tree seeds, clone them and get them to sprout with the help of hormones.

When the seeds have sprouted, they will be planted in earth and the result will be Christmas trees which are completely identical.

When the seeds have sprouted, they will be planted in earth and the result will be Christmas trees which are completely identical.

“Only wind and weather will effect the trees. But if they have precisely the same growth conditions it will be impossible to see the difference between the trees,” said Engineer Palle Hermansen, a professor at the University of Southern Denmark, to the Danish newspaper “Nyhedsavisen.”


Identical christmas trees. The future?

Palle Hermansen emphasizes the point that the perfect Christmas tree is not genetically modified.

“We are not going in and messing with nature. We simply chose the elite of Christmas trees and copy them,” explains Palle Hermansen.

Despite this, many are not enthusiastic.

“Many traditions and feelings are attached to the Christmas tree. The charm is in the search for the perfect Christmas tree. You take a saw and go out into the forest to find the best tree. That search can become meaningless if all trees are perfect and the same” says Dr. Phil Johan de Mylius who is also employed by the University of Southern Denmark

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