An association gives a natural tree at the Great Christmas Market to avoid the controversy

News 11 December, 2017
  • Zechariah Goudreault/ 24 Hours
    “People are so complained [last year] that there was a fir tree own,” commented the quebec artist Jean-Robert Drouillard, who has made a sculpture of a meter and a half, representing a roving transformed into an angel located at the top of the christmas tree at the Great Christmas Market of Montreal.

    Zechariah Goudreault

    Monday, December 11, 2017 00:00

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    An association of Christmas tree growers has decided to offer one of the highest trees of the city to the Big Christmas Market in Montreal after being associated against his will with the huge “christmas tree ugly,” installed last year at the Place des Festivals.

    “We were disappointed that the fir giant does not originate from us last year. The media called us, but we were not aware of the folder […] I don’t want too say negative things, but in the last year, it was a spruce, not a true fir tree”, was said in the “24 Hours”, the president of the Association of Christmas tree growers of Québec (APANQ), Jimmy Downey.

    Last year, the company Fir MTL was given the mission of providing quebec’s metropolis of the largest tree in the world. Montreal had finally inherited a fir crooked and balding of 26 metres-a little smaller than the famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, New York, with a height of 28 metres.

    Nicknamed the “christmas tree ugly” on the social networks, it has rapidly made the tour of the world.

    In order to avoid being associated back to a horrible christmas tree, the APANQ has decided this year to give a natural tree well pruned from the Montérégie region to the Great Christmas Market.

    “Since last year, the association decided to be forward to give the trees as it” at various festive events, said Mr. Downey.