Tree for Boston
In 1918, Halifax sent a Christmas tree to the City of Boston to thank them for their kindness. That gift was revived in 1971 and continues today.
The 2012 tree is a 57 foot white spruce, donated by the Hick's family in Jordan Bay, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia.
It is approximately 70 years old. The tree will be cut down in a special ceremony at the Hick's home, 14 Lake Road on November 13 at 10:30am. The public is more than welcome to attend.
Once cut, the tree is trucked to Boston where it serves as the official Boston Tree and is lit during a special ceremony which is broadcast live on Boston's ABC station – WCVB.