German scientists seek to clone the perfect Christmas tree

  • 22 December 2012
Hunt for the prefect Xmas tree could soon be at an end

Ever spent hours at the shops with your mum and dad trying to pick a perfectly-shaped tree?

If the answer is yes, then relax because it could be about to get a lot easier - just pick a cloned one!

German scientists are working on a way to make saplings of the popular Nordmann fir grow into a perfect tree.

Thousands of firs are grown on plantations but almost half don't make the shops because they're too short - or the wrong shade of green!

The team behind the project hope to be able to make the perfect clone by 2016.