To Boston, with love, from Pictou County

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Pictou County is home to this year’s annual Tree for Boston, a gift to the city of Boston to thank them for their efforts following the Halifax Explosion in 1917. 

The 60-year-old, 45-foot white spruce, donated by Desmond Waithe and Corina Saunders of Black Point will soon be making its 1,100 kilometre trek to Boston.

A tree cutting ceremony will be held on Nov. 13. Students from Pictou Landing First Nation and Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School will attend the ceremony to learn about the annual tradition and the Halifax Explosion.

Waithe said, “We are very proud and honoured to have our tree represent Nova Scotia in this year’s tradition of Tree for Boston. It is important to remember our past and recognize Boston for all their support during a tough moment in Nova Scotia’s history.”