Project Description

Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree industry in Nova Scotia is made up of over 300 growers, with 15,000 acres of production and 4,000 full and part-time jobs. The growing $7 million per year industry produces the beautiful Balsam Fir trees with the Christmas Tree Capital of the world staking its name in Lunenburg County. Of course, the industry produces more than just Balsam Fir. Pine, Fraser fir, Douglas fir, and many other species are used as the traditional trees, wreaths, brush, swags, centrepieces, and other alternative products. Approximately ninety percent of the trees harvested are exported to customers and brokers from Canada and abroad, including the United States, Panama, Caribbean, and as distant as the United Arab Emirates.

The Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia (CTCNS) is a non-profit body that exists to serve the needs of Christmas Tree and greenery producers in NS and acts as an umbrella organization over the three regional associations. The mission of the Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia is to support the growth, improved quality and increased profitability of the Nova Scotian Christmas Tree and Greenery Industry and, ultimately, its future sustainability.

In partnership with CTCNS, Perennia’s Christmas Tree Specialist is available to support and resources to the Christmas Tree industry. These resources include research projects on soil fertility and the development of the SMART Tree, a New Entrant Kit, best management resources, news and updates throughout the Quarterly CTCNS Journal, and educational promotion platforms such as factsheets, regional association meetings, Integrated Pest Management workshops for pesticide points, a live Lunchbreak Series, a YouTube Channel, and podcast.

For more information, please contact Christmas Tree Specialist Jay Woodworth (902) 956-1509.

Perennia’s Christmas Tree Specialist is funded thanks to the Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia.

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