EAC's Christmas Tree Fundraiser is cancelled again for 2023
If your holiday celebrations include a Christmas tree, the way you choose your tree can also have an impact. Since 1992, the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) held our annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser in partnership with local tree farmer Kevin Veinotte, providing Haligonians with a source for organically grown, spray-free trees during the holiday season.
For the past several years, there have been many challenges that have threatened the tree campaign – labour shortages, tree shortages, climactic shocks, export market pressures, logistical difficulties and a pandemic to boot.
While we managed to pull through all of this, we are sad to announce that we will not be holding our Christmas Tree Fundraiser again in 2023.
Due to labour pressures and the realities of the rural economy, Kevin is not able to supply us with our usual order of 500+ spray-free trees this year. We looked for another supplier, and while there are other tree farms in the province who don't use pesticides or herbicides, most of them are smaller operations that cannot accommodate a large wholesale order like ours. Most of the larger tree producers still use herbicides, even if they have mostly moved away from pesticides.
This is a big change for us. We’ll miss seeing your faces at pick-up day, and all the awesome volunteers who always help make the fundraiser a success. We’re so grateful for your support of the EAC Christmas Tree campaign over the years.