Dalhousie scientist’s new tree extends needle retention

By Cody McEachern
The Chronicle Herald
November 24, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Navedeep Bains

BIBLE HILL — New advances in Christmas tree innovation and technology could help increase export percentages and economic growth in Nova Scotia. The successful development and commercial licensing of a new Christmas tree that will last longer and ship earlier was announced Thursday morning at Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, and is set to completely change the province’s Christmas tree industry. “These new trees will stay fresh longer, which will increase marketability and the potential for exporting,” said Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development. “We export more than three million trees annually, so imagine the potential that exists with an additional two million trees in demand right now.”

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