HERE in Wirral we have what is regarded as a world-famous park, but it does not have the little-known but world-famous Christian Christmas tree.

Christmas is just around the corner and once again we will be told it is a pagan festival and the usual Christmas tree is a pagan symbol.

The original Christian Christmas tree blooms and blossoms in England at Christmastide and a cutting is taken each year and forwarded to our reigning monarch to decorate the royal Christmas table.

This is an appeal to others to join in a petition to Wirral Parks and Gardens to procure a cutting and grow this tree in Birkenhead Park.

James Campbell, Tranmere.