Here comes Christmas, Heading to Pennsylvania

Lunenburg County is known as "The Balsam Christmas Tree Capitol of the World". That's quite a title to live up to!

Every year Halifax sends one of our trees to Boston where it becomes a centerpiece in the city. On this day we pulled in to photograph this truck-load of trees which we were told is heading to Pennsylvania. Everyday now they're heading out and down the coast to the states.

May your home smell as good when the tree goes up as the scent of fresh-cut pine filled the air here!
I have always loved the story of the Halifax/Boston tree connection. :) David just told me tonight that there might be a shortage of trees this year. Say it isn't so from your point of view! Can you put in a good word for us from up there?... ;)
posted November 23rd, 2017  
I love the smell of a Christmas tree! I love it that you will be able to go and cut your own trees too! Not sure we will have a tree this year as I fear young George may attack it! Lol!
posted November 23rd, 2017  
Oh yes! Brace for impact! Nicely captured.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
And this year it made a stop off in Maine because Maine sent people to help with the catastrophe that happened to Halifax. Did you know that is why Halifax sends the tree to Boston as an acknowledgement of the help they sent. I believe it was a major explosion.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted November 23rd, 2017  
I love the smell the pine trees, sadly they don't stand up to the heat of our Christmas. When our potted pine tree outgrew the house, I sadly resorted to a plastic tree :(
posted November 23rd, 2017  
Great capture of this truck laden with trees...gets one into the Christmas mood :)
posted November 23rd, 2017  
Wow, look at that! How lovely to see them all en masse.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
Oh wow, never seen so many on a truck at once. I love the smell of fresh Xmas trees, but they don't last long in summer heat. We'll be in Singapore for Xmas this year, should be fun.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
Cool shot!
posted November 23rd, 2017  
A great capture - I can just image that wonderful pine smell!
posted November 23rd, 2017  
I'm glad people are still putting up real trees with real smells.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
I like the texture created by them stacked one on one!
posted November 24th, 2017  
How great - Christmas really is "on its way"!
posted November 24th, 2017  
Wonderful to see. We have always had fresh trees (from NC). This year, our DIL is coming, so we are getting a fake one for her sake.
posted November 24th, 2017  
Oh I bet the smell was heavenly!
posted November 24th, 2017  
Have sold them in the past, Difficult trade. Is n`t it a bit early for it? The needles will probably fall out before it is even New year ..
posted November 27th, 2017  
Great capture - looks like quite the load is on there!
posted November 28th, 2017  
@pyrrhula In the states people tend to put up trees and decorate soon after Thanksgiving (at the end of November!) Yes, it would be "an old & un-watered tree" if they wait to put it up on Christmas eve!
posted December 5th, 2017  
@joansmor It was a horrific explosion! The 6th is the 100th anniversary of that explosion. There is currently a lot of news about its history, and this interactive, I thought was most compelling http://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/halifaxexplosion/

@hbdaly I thought you, too, might be interested. The story of the Boston and Halifax connection is well-known up here.
posted December 5th, 2017  
@Weezilou. We, have ``Sinterklaas`` before Christmas on the 5 th of Dec. Most of the shops chance after this day . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas
Where are you now?
posted December 6th, 2017  
@pyrrhula We return to California on New Year's Eve. Before that, we will spend a week with the grandchildren near Boston. Events here are as busy as always...just home from a lobster dinner with friends as the season opened about a weerk ago!
posted December 7th, 2017  
@Weezilou :) Thanks.
posted December 7th, 2017  
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