Local Christmas Tree Lot Gives 100 Percent of Proceeds to Charity

03 December, 2017, 02:16 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive and wave to the crowd that gathered around the Christmas Tree in Great Falls in 2016

Even if the trees were able to survive Harvey, a greater financial burden was likely put on owners who also needed to tend to their homes and other jobs after the storm, he said.

"We have not raised our prices", he said.

If you're selective, get your Christmas tree this week.


Arthur Loewen, treasurer of the B.C. Christmas Tree Council, said the association advised members not to take advantage of the shortage in the province.

The price tag on those trees might be looking steep this year.

Once the tree is up and shining, Cathedral City Battalion Chief John Muhr is reminding people to take precaution.

This year, I'm taking Preuss's advice - or at least as much as I can without a nearby Christmas tree farm.

In the Eastern part of Canada shortage of Christmas trees are expected, but British Columbia, which, as a rule, imported evergreen beauties from US, can feel their shortage. "We have customers for as long as I've been here - 30 plus years - that come in and get the same tree".

As for the Martin family, they plan to continue attending the tree lighting ceremony in the future, noting they try to participate in all downtown Sydney events throughout the year.

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"To have a real Christmas tree, something you can touch, feel, the smell, the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree is something you can't get overseas", said Deputy Commander Michael Siriani, 213TH RSG Allentown, PA National Guard.

He said that despite the good harvest, growers are still anxious about trees being imported from other countries, when there is an abundance here. Also, putting the tree in a location with a lot of sunlight can lead to quicker fading.

"I shifted from North Carolina - knowing the prices have gone up - and went to another vendor in New Hampshire", said Wittek, who runs Walther with his sister Paula. "But that doesn't mean that there aren't going to be any trees". He also offers to deliver the trees to your home for an additional charge.

These are all tips for a safe holiday season.

Almost 20 years ago, they started saving the small piece of the stump that's cut off before you put it in the tree stand. This is the third tree they have purchased through "Buy a Tree, Change a Life".

"My husband always has to get the Griswold tree", Robin Feroce said.

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The trees will go to an Air Force base in Florida and be distributed from there.

The couple has four kids and five grandkids who all participate in the Christmas tradition. "We'll do it until we can't go walk in the woods and cut it (ourselves)".



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