A schoolboy entrepreneur fed up with his mother searching for the perfect Christmas tree has grown 1,500 of his own and is selling them to fund his university fees. When he was nine years old his father Andy gave him his first sapling to plant and his passion grew from there. In seven years one sapling has turned into about 1,500 and Ryan is now selling the trees for £20 each. his year he hopes to make several thousand pounds, beating last year's figure when he made about £2,000 selling 100 trees to friends and family. The business is a year-round endeavour and Ryan devotes his weekends to planting and maintaining the trees in his father's field in Dean, Somerset.