- The big Christmas tree in Ottery St Mary, Devon, was unveiled earlier this week
- But locals have laughed at the tree and said it resembles a ‘lopsided skeleton’
- Others questioned whether the tree was the same one that was used last year
A Christmas tree which furious locals compared to a ‘lopsided skeleton’ and questioned whether it was the same one that was used last year has been replaced.
Disappointed residents living in Ottery St Mary, Devon, slammed the tree and said it resembled a twig.
The tree was unveiled during the annual lights switch-on but hours later pictures were posted on the Ottery Matters Facebook page.
One resident posted that there were more decorations than branches, reports Devon Live.
Residents were stunned to see the Christmas tree and some questioned whether it was from last year
But on Sunday, a new picture was posted which showed the tree had been replaced with a new one.
Earlier in the week a local resident posted: ‘A lot of people thought it was last year’s tree.
‘Ottery is such a well-known town because of the Tar Barrels that you would expect to have a decent Christmas tree.’
Other comments on the Ottery Matters Facebook included: ‘Is it not supposed to be a joke.’
A picture of the tree was taking by a local, called Jay, who lives in nearby Exmouth.
He uploaded the image online and wrote: ‘My sister lives in Ottery and I couldn’t believe it when I drove past.
‘I literally said to my sister ‘Who is going to go and sort that twig out’.’
Lydia Stirling added: ‘Oh dear again with the appalling Christmas tree. Why can’t Ottery get a tree that doesn’t look like lopsided skeleton after the cats have been climbing it.’
Disappointed residents living in Ottery St Mary, Devon, (pictured) have slammed the tree and said it resembled a twig