Quick Tree Facts
  • There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.
  • There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers.
  • North American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty percent (80%) of artificial trees worldwide are manufactured in China, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
  • Real Trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.
  • There are more than 4,000 local Christmas Tree recycling programs throughout the United States.
  • For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring.
  • There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S.; much of it preserving green space.
  • There are close to 15,000 farms growing Christmas Trees in the U.S., and over 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the industry.
  • It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6 - 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years.
  • The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington.

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) and your local Christmas Tree professional.

For more information, please call NCTA at (800) 975-5920.

Tree Finder

Looking for wholesale Christmas Trees for your retail lot or precut trees for your Choose & Cut farm? Use NCTA's Locator Tool to search for wholesale tree.

Christmas Tree Calendar
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October 7

New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association, Indian Summer Meeting
Perfect Christmas Tree Farm
Phillipsburg, NJ
For more information: www.njchristmastrees.org

November 14

Trees for Troops International Kickoff 
Dull's Tree Farm 
Thornton, IN 

January 9

Maine Christmas Tree Association
Winter Meeting
Augusta Civic Center.

January 18-20

Christmas Tree Farmers Association of NY
Winter Convention
Holiday Inn Liverpool (Syracuse, NY)

January 19-20

Missouri Christmas Tree Association
Conservation Credit Union Building
Jefferson City, MO

January 20

Ohio Christmas Tree Association
Der Dutchman, Bellville, OH

January 27

New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Assn.
Winter Meeting 
Clinton Holiday Inn, Clinton, NJ


Wisconsin Christmas Tree Growers Association
Winter Convention & Trade Show
Rothschild/Wausau, WI

Kansas Christmas Tree Growers Association
Winter Meeting
Department of Agriculture, Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS


February 24

Maryland Christmas Tree Association 
Winter Meeting
Friendly Farm, Upperco, MD​


February 23

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association

Short Course Program
Holiday Inn, Wilsonville, OR


March 1-2

Michigan Christmas Tree Association
Winter Meeting
Double Tree Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI


North Carolina Christmas Tree Association
Winter Meeting & Trade Show
Location is TBD


March 2-3

Minnesota Christmas Tree Association Winter Convention & Trade Show


March 3

California Christmas Tree Association
Santa Nella, CA


April 2018 (Date TBD)

Florida Christmas Tree Association
Songer's Christmas Tree Farm, Middleburg, FL