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‘Go local’ also applies to Christmas trees

Thinking of cutting your Christmas tree on Crown land this year? “To do this, you will need to obtain a permit from an Alberta government forestry office,” said provincial woodlot extension specialist Toso Bozic. “When cutting your own tree, you know that it’s fresh.” For information on obtaining a permit, go to the Alberta Agriculture […] Read more

Cutting your own tree ensures freshness and can make lasting Christmas memories.

Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches

Provincial specialist offers his tips for finding the perfect tree for the fast-approaching holiday season

Christmas will soon be here, and picking out that perfect tree is a family ritual full of promise and fun. “Over two million trees are harvested as Christmas trees across Canada each year,” said provincial woodlot extension specialist Toso Bozic. “We have very few Christmas tree growers in Alberta. The eastern provinces, British Columbia, Oregon […] Read more

Before the trimming, pick the right Christmas tree

Here are the basics when buying and caring for your tree this holiday season

More than two million Christmas trees are harvested in Canada each year, but if you don’t cut your own, check to make sure it’s fresh. “When buying a Christmas tree, be sure to conduct a freshness test,” said provincial woodlot extension specialist Toso Bozic. “Grasp a branch between your thumb and forefinger and pull it […] Read more