Tree for Boston coming from Oxford

Nova Scotia’s annual Christmas tree gift to Boston is coming from Cumberland County for the first time.

Ross McKellar and Teresa Simpson from Oxford are donating the 14 metre white spruce, with a tree-cutting ceremony scheduled for November 15th.

The tree is given as part of the annual thank you to Boston for sending medical personnel and supplies in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.

Students from the Oxford Regional Education Centre will be at the tree-cutting ceremony to learn about the disaster.

The tree will then travel to Truro that day, where it will be on public display at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre at 2 p.m..

After that, it heads to Halifax for display at Grand Parade on the 16th and will appear in the Holiday Parade of Lights on the 17th.