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Media Highlight: Dal researcher tells story of how Christmas Tree Research Centre came to be

Posted by Communications and Marketing on December 20, 2017 in Media Highlights

Raj Lada was researching carrot processing techniques when a Christmas tree farmer walked into his office, clutching a photo that would change the course of his academic career – and possibly the future of the industry.

The photo showed a shipment of the farmer's balsam fir trees that had been rejected by a British Columbia retailer because they had lost almost all their needles, a common problem for tree growers.

Read full story (https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/discovery-could-revolutionize-future-of-atlantic-regions-christmas-tree-exportindustry/article37378516/)