Christmas tree

Sahtlam Tree Farm owner Robert Russell is photographed in front of his cabin, which he built in the early 70’s, on his 40 acre property in the Cowichan Valley area of Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The recent heat dome and drought have taken a toll on his business of growing trees for the busy Christmas season. Robert farms over 40,000 fir trees including the douglas, grand and noble fir trees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. Christmas tree growers say intense heat singes prized trees, kills seedlings

An expert says said the heat dome could have immediate and long-term impacts for Christmas tree growers

 

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)

Christmas tree still up? So is your fire risk

Dry Christmas trees pose fire hazard, fire safety experts warn B.C. residents

 

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Give your Christmas tree back to the wild by leaving it outside: nature conservancy

The trees can be a great benefit to local wildlife

  • Dec 29, 2020

 

If you have a real Christmas tree this year — like this one from Kersley Christmas Trees — you can drop it off at one of several locations throughout the city until Jan. 10. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel residents can drop off real Christmas trees for chipping between Dec. 25 and Jan. 10

The City of Quesnel takes the trees to the landfill, where they will be chipped for compost

If you have a real Christmas tree this year — like this one from Kersley Christmas Trees — you can drop it off at one of several locations throughout the city until Jan. 10. (Photo Submitted)
Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.

Do you remember Sparkle the Christmas Light?

Creator of popular 80s/90s light discusses item’s origin, wants to see it revived

Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.
Trees sold at Kersley Christmas Trees, just south of Quesnel, can reach up to 16 feet. Although you’ll probably need something bigger than a car to take it home. (Submitted Photo)

Kersley couple celebrating 25 years of Christmas tree sales

Jim and Kathy Dyer say coming to their farm to pick a tree has become a tradition for many families

Trees sold at Kersley Christmas Trees, just south of Quesnel, can reach up to 16 feet. Although you’ll probably need something bigger than a car to take it home. (Submitted Photo)
Ash and Lisa Van carry a freshly cut Christmas tree while wearing personal protective masks at a Christmas Tree Farm in Egbert, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston

‘Everyone wants a tree and they want it now’: Christmas tree sales on pace for record

Anticipated demand for Christmas trees has sparked a rush by some to purchase more trees wholesale

Ash and Lisa Van carry a freshly cut Christmas tree while wearing personal protective masks at a Christmas Tree Farm in Egbert, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston