Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Trees Donated

The province is promoting its Christmas tree industry in an annual tradition where three donated trees from the Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers Association are given to local  charitable organizations. Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis donated her tree to the Mission of Seafarers, Premier Darrell Dexter donated his to the Home of the Guardian Angel - Single Parent Centre and John MacDonell, Minister of Natural Resources, donated his tree to Adsum House, a temporary emergency shelter for women and their children.
Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell says Christmas trees are an important part of the festive tradition for many Nova Scotian families. More than 1.5 million trees are exported annually to other provinces, the United States and overseas, providing $30 million to the economy and about 500 full-time and 2,500 seasonal jobs.