11 March 2009
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A.Irish giants in mythology include Fionn mac Cumhaill, the Fir Bolg race and the Fomorians (which included Balor, Banba, Bres and Buarainech).
Q.Y do we decorate christmas trees at christmas?
A.After earlier pagan traditions, fir trees were 1st brought indoors at Christmas in the 16th century, when Martin Luther decorated a tree with candles.
Q.Where is the tallest tree in britain
A.The tallest tree in Britain is a Douglas fir at 64.6m. You can see it if you visit the Hermitage forest at Dunkeld, a few miles from Perth in Scotland.
Q.How tall is the tallest christmas tree ever reported.
A.To date, the world's tallest cut down and decorated Christmas tree was a fir of 215 foot. It was used to celebrate the Christmas of 1950 in Seattle.