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 More of this Feature
• Part 1: NS Christmas
• Part 3: Big Red - Lobster
• Part 4:Gifts of the Heart
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All evergreen trees are beautiful, but many believe Nova Scotia's fragrant Balsam Fir is the perfect tree for Christmas. Known for its dark green soft needles, symmetrical shape and its 'sooo good' aroma, the fragrant Balsam fir, as one grower puts it, "IS" Christmas.

Apparently, buyers all over the world agree. They will purchase over 2 million Nova Scotia raised Christmas trees this year in testament to the province's honour of being 'the Balsam Fir Christmas Tree Capital of the World'

Concentrated in North Eastern Nova Scotia (Antigonish), the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore(Lunenburg), the province's Christmas tree growers number more than 2500, many of whom are small family operations. Somehave been tree growers for a generation or more.
Finding the Perfect Tree Video

Courtesy of Delong Christmas Tree FarmThe mainstay of the Christmas tree business is wholesale. In quantities generally not less than 350 trees, orders from commercial tree lots, florists and fundraisers are graded according to density, stem length, degree of perfection, and baled for shipment. Most trees are 4-10 ft in height, but single orders of 30 foot trees are favoured by churches.

While trees are the principal product, most Nova Scotia growers accommodate the popularity of wreaths, ropes and garlands.

Here is a selection of just a few of Nova Scotia's Christmas tree growers, including farms where a family can choose and cut their very own 'perfect tree'.

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