Tree for Boston

Each fall, the province of Nova Scotia gifts a beautiful Christmas tree to the City of Boston to honour the kindness and support Bostonians provided Nova Scotians in the days, weeks and months following the devastating Halifax Explosion. 2017 marks the 100 anniversary of this tragic event in Nova Scotia's history.

This year, the selected Christmas tree is a 53-foot-tall white spruce from Bob and Marion Campbell of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. “This annual tradition represents our ongoing gratitude to Boston for their assistance in our time of great need, a century ago,” says Margaret Miller, Minister of Natural Resources. “I thank the Campbell family for their generous donation of their beautiful tree which will become our provincial Christmas gift to Boston in this special anniversary year.”

Boston’s tree-lighting ceremony takes place at the Boston Common on November 30, which attracts thousands of people and is broadcast live on television. Watch the tree lighting live via a webcast on wcvb.com or via cable on WCVB Boston – the ABC affiliate.

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    The 2017 Tree for Boston has been donated by the Campbell family in Blues Mills, Inverness County, Cape Breton Island.

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    Since 1971, Nova Scotia has sent an evergreen tree to Boston as a thank you for the support and kindness of Bostonians following the Halifax Explosion on December 6, 1917.

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