BIBLE HILL – Some important research into the production of Christmas trees continues to take place locally.
Matthew Priest, president of the Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia, told the Truro Daily News that there is more work that happens within the industry, year-round, than the public realizes.
For example, even at Dalhousie AC, tests are being done “to try to find different types of balsam seeds and clones for super trees in the area of needle retention and pest resistance,” said Priest, adding there needs to be a shift in the market.
“There are too many trees and not enough customers. There have been more artificial trees sales … they are easy and cheap. There have been more of those sales in the last 15 years.”
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