Wreath and Garland productions are offshoots of the Christmas tree industry.
As you will see below, wreaths are labor intensive items that bring cheer to your door.
- Branches are cut from the trees, either in the wild or from trees brought in from a plantation or tree lot.
- The branches are trimmed to the perfect size for wreath-making.
- Several kinds of trees are used, including Douglas fir, blue Spruce, Cypress and Scots pine, to add variety to the greenery.
- Branches are sorted around the work stations.
- Wire rings are used as the base of the wreaths.
Each wreath is handmade, the designer choosing the mix and the size of branches needed to make a pleasing and fresh finished product.
- Bows and other decorations put the finishing touch on a wonderful product to add and accentuate holiday cheer.
Garlands, also known as roping, is used to decorate homes, banisters, mantles, fences and more.
A garland machine is used to feed wire to a machine, where the operator adds pieces of greenery, thus making use of all the branches not used in the wreath-making process. The branches are woven with the wire to create various lengths of garlands.
Private woodlot owners market primary forest products, an essential part of our economy.
- In New Brunswick alone, there are approximately 40,000 private woodlot owners.
- In New Brunswick, the wreath and garland industry is very well established.