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Featured: 'Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?' by JNB

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by JNB, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. JNB

    JNB Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 11, 2014
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    (Part 1 of 2)

    Well, at least some of them come from Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada, where the Balsam Fir is the tree of choice. A couple of friends and I were invited to a local Christmas tree farm to have a look. Up the lonesome road we went, looking for the crew...

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    We found some of them cutting, hauling, baling and stacking....

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    Part II: https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=71836
     
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  2. topherjackson81

    topherjackson81 New to Mu-43

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    Aug 30, 2014
    Great shots.
     
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  3. joma416

    joma416 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2014
    Toronto, ON Canada
    John
    Funny enough, when I read the thread title my first response was Nova Scotia. I wasn't really expecting that to be what your answer too when I clicked the on the thread. Nice pictures, I can almost smell fresh cut trees and sap when I look at them.
     
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  4. JNB

    JNB Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 11, 2014
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Yes, Nova Scotia is certainly a major exporter of Christmas trees.

    From the Government of Nova Scotia website:

    Since 1971, Nova Scotia has given a Christmas tree to the people of the City of Boston in gratitude for their assistance and support following the Halifax Explosion in 1917. This tradition of giving has been in place for 43 years. The tradition is a way for Nova Scotia to express sincere thanks for the help they provided during a difficult time.

    This year, John and Ethel Ann MacPherson of Purlbrook, Antigonish Co., are donating the tree for Nova Scotia to give to the city of Boston. The 13-metre (43-foot) white spruce is about 55 years old. It will be cut during a festive public ceremony Monday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Each year, the Nova Scotia tree for Boston stands proudly in Boston Common throughout the holidays. The annual event attracts more than 30,000 people each year and 300,000 more tune in to watch the live televised event on ABC.
     
  5. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nova Scotia is a major exporter Christmas Trees?

    Cool.. learn something new every day.... and its still the beginning of today.
     
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I though they were brought by storks dressed as elves. I'm devastated.