New York State Christmas trees waiting to be cut.
November 18, 2019
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Albany, NY

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Kicks off Holiday Season With Tree-Cutting to Promote New York Agriculture

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Kicks off Holiday Season With Tree-Cutting to Promote New York Agriculture
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New York State Grown & Certified Local Tree Farm Providing Tree to be Displayed in the Adirondacks Welcome Center

State Agriculture Commissioner will promote the purchase of New York State grown Christmas trees with a tree-cutting event at NYS Grown & Certified Boulder Brook Farm. The tree will be displayed in the Adirondacks New York Welcome Center to further encourage consumers to buy local trees this holiday season. A second tree will be donated to a local homeless shelter run by CAPTAIN Community Human Services.

Additional local trees will be on display across the state at New York’s regional Welcome Centers, Taste NY stores, and the Empire State Plaza in Albany. New York’s Christmas tree industry is estimated to be a $13.8 million industry and there are approximately 750 tree farms across the state.

 

WHEN:         Monday, November 25, 11 am

 

WHERE:       Boulder Brook Farm

5186 Nelson Avenue Ext.,

Malta, N.Y. 12020

 

WHO:          

  • State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
  • Boulder Brook Farm Owner and Christmas Tree Farmers Association President-elect Peter Brooks and family
  • Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner
  • Representatives from Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Christmas Tree Farmers Association of NY, and CAPTAIN Community Human Services