The tree dubbed to be “the loneliest Christmas Tree in the world” has been treated again with a festive makeover.

We first posted about the ‘sad looking tree’ in Northfield in 2016, after Laura Hamilton sent in photos of her and her mum adding a few baubles to the tree.

We loved it so much we decided to post a #PositiveSWBrum poster on our social media sites to highlight the tree – and to see if we could find out who had placed the notice.

Matilda 2 years ago

We soon discovered that the notice had been placed by (then) 7 year old Matilda Brown, with some assistance from her grandma, Patricia Tonks!

Matilda and her grandma had seen the sad and lonely tree while walking to and from St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School one morning so decided to spruce it up for Christmas.

This year, now 9 years old, Matilda has been ‘sticking’ to tradition by spreading the Christmas spirit again and encouraging others to do the same by adding decorations to ‘the loneliest tree’.

The new note on the tree says “Thank you for filling my branches again last year. Please make me happy again by bringing more decorations. Thank you, the loneliest tree and Matilda xxx”

Well done to you Matilda, you are what Christmas is all about and we think you are super awesome!

If you want to add some festive spirit to a little corner of Northfield, you can find Matilda’s tree on the corner of Church Road and Bunbury Road. Please send photo updates!



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