Welcome to the New Entrant Kit

We welcome you to the Christmas Tree Council of NS.

Here you will find everything you need to be one step closer to
being involved in the Christmas Tree Industry!

If you have made it this far, you have shown interest in cultivating Christmas Trees in the beautiful province 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: Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers Association (“LCCTPA”); Northeastern Christmas Tree Association (“NeCTA”); and the Cobequid Christmas Tree Growers Association (“Cobequid”). Members benefit from promotions, advocacy, programs and services provided by the associations and Council.

Much more is included when collaborating with CTCNS such as resources for business, production, research, collaboration, and personal development! The New Entrant Kit aids you to the start or is a directory to resources needed in the industry. See the next page or the rest of this package for useful items in your career!

Again, Welcome, from us at CTCNS and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at
[email protected] and 1-855-NSBALSA (1-855-672-2572).

– The CTCNS Team

CTCNS Factsheets & Courses


Forest Safety and Best Practices

Best Management Practice Manual

Provincial Landscape Viewer

Nova Scotia Christmas Tree Journal

Levy Forms

Promotional Material

Mental Health in Agriculture

Business Resources

Business Planning

Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) - Business Planning Resources

Financial Management
Insurance Planning - Co-operators
External Learning Libraries
Transition & Succession Planning

Human Resources & Safety

Grants, Funding, & Loans


Buy Trees

If you’re looking to buy wholesale Christmas trees, domestically or internationally, we can help.


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New Entrant Kit

Want to start cultivating Christmas trees in Nova Scotia? We have the resources and support you need in our New Entrant Kit.

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Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia Covid-19 Resources, protocol, and recommendations.

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