Meet the Team!
Comprised of a variety of backgrounds, our Team is full of knowledge, experience, and ambition to help Christmas tree producers thrive in business, boost the fertility of their trees, and become involved in a community of like-minded professionals around Nova Scotia. Our Research Team is available discuss tree health, pests, weeds, fertility, new entrant interest, our research projects, business, marketing, resources, networking, and much more! Feel free to reach out!
THE RESEARCH TEAM
Brittany Frenette is the General Manager of the Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia. From event planning to coordinating the quarterly Nova Scotia Christmas Tree Journal, she has many roles in managing the team and our outreach strategies.
Brittany has been with the Council since December 2017. Coming to CTCNS with a background in Health & Human Services, she has spent many years working in Program Development and Management and truly has gained a passion for working within this growing and engaged industry. It truly is great to be a part of the Christmas Tree Community & the Nova Scotia Agriculture Industry.
Lienna Hoeg is the Christmas Tree Specialist working in paternership with Perennia & CTCNS. She works with the members of the Research Team to establish, maintain, and collect data on various research sites throughout the province. Lienna provides in-field services for Christmas Tree growers and helps develop resources. Lienna specializes in vegetation management and routinely presents on integrated pest management practices to Christmas tree growers.
Lienna obtained a Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2019. She is now a MSc in Agriculture Candidate, with a focus on Vegetation Management from Dalhousie University. Her project focuses on the development of phenological models and management strategies for narrow leaf golden rod in lowbush blueberry fields. Previous to working with the Christmas Tree Council, Lienna has worked as a Silviculture Assistant and Forest Resource Worker. She has also held numerous positions as a Research Assistant, working with vegetation management, aphid research, and native pollinator research. In 2021, she obtained her Articling Agrologist designation as well as a Certificate in Nutrient Management Planning. Lienna also holds a Pesticide Applicators License and Good Agriculture Collection Practices Certificate.