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A greener Christmas tree

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chilliwack Times, British Columbia

 Just when you thought the living green principles had permeated every aspect of daily life, along comes organically-grown Christmas trees. The Bees Knees Christmas Trees is a family-owned business growing on two farms in the Columbia Valley without the use of chemicals of any kind. "We're basically letting the trees do what they do best," said owner Michelle Lemieux. "We've had one farm for seven years and the other for three or four and we've been growing organically with no inputs and no irrigation..."  While Lemieux uses the term "organic" for the family's trees, they aren't certified organic yet. But a Bees Knees Christmas tree is safe for salmon--likely not something most people think of when picking out a tree. They are the first Christmas tree farm in Canada that has received Salmon Safe certification."In all aspects of farming they are taking up the challenge of improving all of the watershed for salmon," Lemieux said.... Read the article.

 

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