Christmas tree

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Tree of Hope campaign’s strong roots sees $1M raised for Okanagan youth groups

The Stober Foundation closed out the campaign with a gift of $500,000.

 

Tree collection with a food donation is taking place Jan. 3 in Lake Country. (Jessica Bennett/Facebook)

Recycle your tree for free with donation to Lake Country Food Bank

Collection will start at 9 a.m. on Jan. 3

 

The tree stand on Broadway. (Andy Delaney)

A Revelstoke man is paying for his snowboarding season by selling trees in The Big Apple

Paul Pinecone is eager to get home after the holidays to snowboard

 

Trees can also be cut into pieces and placed in a waste cart for pick up once yard waste collection resumes Mar. 1, 2023. (Photo/RDCO)

Free to chip your Christmas tree in Central Okanagan

Make sure to remove all decorations and tinsel before recycling your tree

Trees can also be cut into pieces and placed in a waste cart for pick up once yard waste collection resumes Mar. 1, 2023. (Photo/RDCO)
A selection of the 42 trees decorated for the Festival of Trees set up in the lobby of the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
A selection of the 42 trees decorated for the Festival of Trees set up in the lobby of the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
(Alex Senger/Submitted)

Downtown Kelowna Christmas tree light up makes the whole place shimmer

The downtown market, live band, Santa and skating were hits at the annual tree light up

(Alex Senger/Submitted)
The Christmas tree at Rutland Centennial Park was lit up at a community event on Nov. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

A snowy good time at Kelowna’s Rutland Winter Light Up

Organizers estimate 3,000 people attended throughout the day

The Christmas tree at Rutland Centennial Park was lit up at a community event on Nov. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Kelowna’s Tree of Hope is lighting for the 25th year on Friday, Nov. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Donations to be matched for YMCA at Kelowna’s Tree of Hope

The Tree of Hope lights on Friday, Nov. 25

Kelowna’s Tree of Hope is lighting for the 25th year on Friday, Nov. 25. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Grumpy’s Christmas Tree Farm opened for annual sales Nov. 19, 2022. (Grumpy’s Christmas Tree Farm/Facebook)

Kelowna Christmas tree farm open for sales

Grumpy’s Christmas Tree Farm opened for pre-cut sales Nov. 19

Grumpy’s Christmas Tree Farm opened for annual sales Nov. 19, 2022. (Grumpy’s Christmas Tree Farm/Facebook)
Santa poses in front of Christmas trees in 2021. This year, Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co. will open Nov. 27 at the Luxton Fairgrounds. (Courtesy of Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co.)

Short supplies, high prices expected for B.C. Christmas trees this holiday season

Wildfires and heat waves have taken toll on supply and cost of Christmas trees

Santa poses in front of Christmas trees in 2021. This year, Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co. will open Nov. 27 at the Luxton Fairgrounds. (Courtesy of Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co.)
The light of the moon illuminates Wood Lake while a Christmas tree sits lit up and perched on the deck of a home in Lake Country. Upwards of 15 birds at a time have been counted perched on and eating from the tree, see additional photo on page A10. (Geri Allan-Helmer photo)

Merry Christmas to all

…and to all a good night

The light of the moon illuminates Wood Lake while a Christmas tree sits lit up and perched on the deck of a home in Lake Country. Upwards of 15 birds at a time have been counted perched on and eating from the tree, see additional photo on page A10. (Geri Allan-Helmer photo)
Ernie and Donna Smith are in their second year of selling Christmas trees at their farm on Lyman Hill. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm couple’s Christmas tree farm busy amid shortage

Lyman Hill residents Ernie and Donna Smith began selling their trees last winter

Ernie and Donna Smith are in their second year of selling Christmas trees at their farm on Lyman Hill. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Marco Longley from the Vernon Pickleball Association is dwarfed by the 12-foot pickleball Christmas tree he created with 350 broken pickleballs that now adorns the Okanagan Wealth Advisors Pickleball Complex on Okanagan Landing Road. (Anne Longley photo)

Vernon home to potentially tallest pickleball tree in the world

Vernon Pickleball Association member Marco Longley designs 12-foot tree for Vernon complex

Marco Longley from the Vernon Pickleball Association is dwarfed by the 12-foot pickleball Christmas tree he created with 350 broken pickleballs that now adorns the Okanagan Wealth Advisors Pickleball Complex on Okanagan Landing Road. (Anne Longley photo)
Sahtlam Tree Farm owner Robert Russell is photographed in front of his cabin, which he built in the early 70’s, on his 40 acre property in the Cowichan Valley area of Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The recent heat dome and drought have taken a toll on his business of growing trees for the busy Christmas season. Robert farms over 40,000 fir trees including the douglas, grand and noble fir trees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. Christmas tree growers say intense heat singes prized trees, kills seedlings

An expert says said the heat dome could have immediate and long-term impacts for Christmas tree growers

Sahtlam Tree Farm owner Robert Russell is photographed in front of his cabin, which he built in the early 70’s, on his 40 acre property in the Cowichan Valley area of Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The recent heat dome and drought have taken a toll on his business of growing trees for the busy Christmas season. Robert farms over 40,000 fir trees including the douglas, grand and noble fir trees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)

Christmas tree still up? So is your fire risk

Dry Christmas trees pose fire hazard, fire safety experts warn B.C. residents

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)
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Give your Christmas tree back to the wild by leaving it outside: nature conservancy

The trees can be a great benefit to local wildlife

  • Dec 29, 2020
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San Francisco Department of Environment Director Deborah Raphael shoves a Christmas tree into a wood chipper during the 32nd annual "Chipping of the Trees" event at Civic Center Plaza on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Okanagan residents offered Christmas tree chipping

Kelowna, Glenmore, West Kelowna, Peachland and Lake Country tree drop-off locations open Dec. 26 to Jan. 31

San Francisco Department of Environment Director Deborah Raphael shoves a Christmas tree into a wood chipper during the 32nd annual "Chipping of the Trees" event at Civic Center Plaza on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.

Do you remember Sparkle the Christmas Light?

Creator of popular 80s/90s light discusses item’s origin, wants to see it revived

Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.
Ash and Lisa Van carry a freshly cut Christmas tree while wearing personal protective masks at a Christmas Tree Farm in Egbert, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston

‘Everyone wants a tree and they want it now’: Christmas tree sales on pace for record

Anticipated demand for Christmas trees has sparked a rush by some to purchase more trees wholesale

Ash and Lisa Van carry a freshly cut Christmas tree while wearing personal protective masks at a Christmas Tree Farm in Egbert, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston
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