Where do all those Christmas trees come from?
|Christmas trees surround Santa's chair at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. Sue Frause photo.|
I watched a segment on CBC's The National about the popularity of Canadian Christmas tree vendors in New York City. Most of them are from Quebec.
Being a west coaster, I assumed that British Columbia was the big producer of Christmas trees. But according to Wikipedia, the top three Christmas tree producers are Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
The Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association says that although most trees harvested in Canada in the 1950s were grown in forest settings, today 98% of them come from Christmas tree farms.
The association, as part of its Trees for Troops program, presented 1,500 natural Christmas trees to the families of Canadian troops on the Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Quebec. They also delivered trees to Canadian Forces Bases across the country.