BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Since its inception in 1967, the Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers' Association (LCCTPA) has played a key role in the growth and development of the Christmas tree industry in Nova Scotia. In addition to many local field tours and technical sessions the LCCTPA has hosted two world class International Christmas Tree Conferences and has been instrumental in having Lunenburg County designated as the "Balsam Fir Christmas Tree Capital of the World" and the 1996 " Forestry Capital of Canada".
- As a member of the "Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia", the "Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association" and the "National Christmas Tree Association", the Lunenburg County Association is well connected to growers and markets throughout North America.
- Through real tree promotions, media contact and political lobbying the LCCTPA executive works to ensure both the public and the politicians are aware of the importance of the industry to the people and the economy of this area.
- The LCCTPA maintains contact with government and regulatory agencies to protect its members interests in any proposed Christmas tree related legislation or regulations.
- Each grower receives a professionally prepared "Growers Manual" and subsequent updates at no extra charge.
- As a member of the LCCTPA each grower with 5 or more acres of trees is entitled to special "farm registration" rates for vehicles used in the business.
- Members receive complimentary copies of the "Nova Scotia Christmas Tree Journal (published quarterly) and the "LCCTPA Info-Note."
- LCCTPA members have access to information on cultural techniques, integrated pest management, marketing and research activities pertaining to the Christmas tree industry.
- Field Days, Seminars and Training Courses are provided to members at greatly reduced rates.
- Members of the LCCTPA are eligible to participate in the "Pesticide Re-certification" program, which enables them to collect credits towards the renewal of their application license.
- The LCCTPA maintains a web site where members can advertise their products and services.
LCCTPA Membership Application