International Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference

August 10th – 14th, 2013
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

11th CTRE Conference, IUFRO Unit 2.02.09 - Christmas Trees


Saturday 10th

5-9pm           Registration     Chapman House Lobby

7:30-10pm     Reception       Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall

Sunday 11th

7-8am          Breakfast          Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall

7-9am          Registration     

8am             Welcome          

8:30am        Presentations Begin

10am           Nutrition Break

10:20am      Presentations Resume

12-1pm        Lunch                 

1pm             Presentations Resume

2:20pm        Nutrition Break

2:40pm        Presentations Resume

3:20pm        Poster Session

5pm             Supper   

6pm             Free Time

Monday 12th

6:30am        Breakfast             Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall

7:40am        Board bus for Field tour

10am          Mike Keddy (Exporter & Producer), New Russell

11am          Colin Hughes (Exporter & Producer), New Russell

12pm          Lunch

1pm            T&D Nurseries (Forestry & Landscape Stock), Forties       

2pm            Seffernsville Experimental Lot, Seffernsville

4pm            Supper

6pm            Arrival back at Dal Facutly of Agriculture Campus

Tuesday 13th

7am            Breakfast              Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall

8am            Presentations begin

10am          Nutrition Break

10:40am     Board Bus for field tour

12pm         Lunch

5pm           Return back to Dal AC Campus

7pm           Banquet


Wednesday 14th

7am          Breakfast              Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall

8am          Producer Scientific Engagement

10am        Nutrition Break

10:20am    Possible Campus tour     

12-1pm     Lunch                   


**Please note that this is still a tentative schedule. Changes and greater detail will be added periodically**


Registration Form [PDF - 215KB] **Updated on May 29th due to complications with inputting numbers.

Payments can be made via Credit Card (VISA or MasterCard), Cheque and Money Order.

**Please note: Rooms will be designated on a "first come, first served" basis. There are limited single rooms available, so if you do not wish to be charged the extra for a double occupancy room, register early**

Car Rental Rates [PDF]

For more information on car rentals please feel free to contact Crystal at or David at or call them at (902)897-4859. They are happy to help in any way and make sure you mention the IUFRO conference at the Dal AC, contact name Rachel Kennedy.

Abstract Submission

Download the abstract submission forms in PDF or Word format.


Poster Size:

3 feet (36 inches) vertical axis X 4 feet (48 inches) horizontal axis

Presentation Format:

PowerPoint Project Unit will be availble

20 minutes in length (split 15 oral presentation with 5 for questions)                        **Total lenght might change slightly depending on number of submissions

Additional conference information

Check out some of these sites for ideas on what to do while in Nova Scotia!

Town of Truro
City of Halifax
Tourism Nova Scotia

Some Activities that come highly recommended by the "locals"

Tidalbore Rafting
Truro's Victoria Park
Wine tasting at Jost Vineyards
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

If interested in Tidalbore Rafting or any other group activity, contact Rachel Kennedy. Rachel will do her best to see about gathering enough people to accomidate your request.

** There are 5 seats left for the Tidalbore Rafting Long Trip leaving at 12:20pm on the 10th. This is a 4 hour trip and you need to be at the departure site approximately an hour in advance.**


Rachel Kennedy,, (902)893-5379