SPRING APPEARANCE FOR WINTER GUEST

Spurtle is delighted to announce the opening of the 2011 Late Presented Christmas Tree Competition.

This splendid example was snapped for us on 27 April by Max Cherwell, who claims that the not-so-evergreen remained in situ on East Scotland Street Lane until shortly before work started on sprucing up the pavement opposite.

Last year's winning entry was photographed in July on West Anandale Street.

Can you beat Mr Cherwell? Do you know of pines in Pilrig or firs on Forth Street? Send us photographic evidence and international fame awaits you.