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Brittany Frenette

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For Immediate Release

May 5th, 2021


CTCNS New Entrant Kit Provides A Quick Start for New Christmas Tree Growers

The Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia (CTCNS) has taken big steps to welcome new

growers into the provincial Christmas tree industry.


Those interested in cultivating Christmas trees now have easy access to many of the

industry resources they need in The CTCNS New Entrant Kit. Starting a tree-growing

business will now be more efficient and enticing.


Angus Bonnyman, Executive Director of the Christmas Tre Council of NS “The Christmas tree and greenery industry in Nova Scotia holds a great deal of opportunity for motivated new entrants in rural communities throughout the province.  There is great demand for Nova Scotia Balsam Fir trees and greenery products both around the world and closer to home. The Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia is pleased to be leading this project to support new entrants get started in this vibrant industry.”


The New Entrant Kit includes resources and useful information, including a Forest Safety &

Best Practices Manual, Best Management Practice Manual, Local Soil Maps, Key Contacts,

Industry Forms, as well as other educational resources and promotional materials.


Quote from CTCNS Research Team “We’re proud to develop this ever-growing resource for New Entrants and experienced producers alike to accommodate questions, requests, and education throughout the industry. The New Entrant Kit will help our team expand on our own knowledge of Christmas Trees and greenery as well as extend to other sectors of marketing, research, local technical resources, and funding opportunities for producers looking to develop their own businesses. These resources can be found for free on the CTCNS website along with Management Resources, the CTCNS Quarterly Journal, and contacts for any inquiries you may have about general or specific topics.”


CTCNS is a non-profit body that exists to serve the needs of Christmas Tree and greenery

producers in Nova Scotia. It is the umbrella organization for Nova Scotia’s three regional

associations that include: Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers Association

(LCCTPA), Northeastern Christmas Tree Association (NeCTA), and the Cobequid Christmas

Tree Growers Association (CCTPA). Members of CTCNS and the associations benefit

from all that the organization has to offer including programs, services, advocacy, and


Visit the CTCNS New Entrant Kit Here:

To reach the Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia, please contact

[email protected] or 1-855-672-2572.