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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June 23-24

Minnesota Christmas Tree Association
Cornerstone Pines
Grey Eagle, MN
For more information: www.mncta.com

 

June 24

Illinois Christmas Tree Association – Field Day
Timber Lane Christmas Tree Farm, Fulton, IL
For more information: www.ilchristmastrees.com/events

 

July 7-8

MACT, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois Summer Meeting
Pine Tree Barn, Wooster, OH
For more information: www.midamericachristmastree.com

 

July 13-15

Christmas Tree Farmers of New York
Springside Farm, Pompey, NY
For more information: www.christmastreesny.org 
Or call: 518-854-7386

 

July 15

Missouri Christmas Tree Association
For more information: www.missourichristmastrees.org

 

July 21-22

Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association
Family Tree Farm
Red Lion, PA
For more information: www.christmastrees.org

 

August 3-4

Michigan Christmas Tree Association Summer Meeting
Montcalm County Fairgrounds/Korson’s Tree Farm
For more information: www.mcta.org
Or call: 800-589-8733

 

August 4-6

Southern Christmas Tree Association AND Georgia Christmas Tree Association Annual Joint Meeting
Valley, AL 
For more information: www.southernchristmastrees.org

 

August 12

West Virginia Christmas Tree Association
Wilkerson Christmas Tree Farm
Griffithsville, WV
For more information: wvchristmastreegrowers.com

 

August 16-19

National Christmas Tree Association Meeting
August 16: NCTA Board of Directors Meeting - Radisson Hotel
Green Bay, Wisconsin

 

August 17-19

Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association
National Christmas Tree Contest
Green Bay, Wisconsin
August 17: Wisconsin Summer Convention - special field day - Whispering Pines Tree Farm
August 18: Wisconsin Summer Convention - trade show and tree contests - Radisson Hotel
August 19: Wisconsin Summer Convention - farm tour - North Countree, Inc.
For more information: www.christmastrees-wi.org/SummerConvDetails
Email with questions: info@christmastrees-wi.org or info@realchristmastrees.org

 

August 24-26

Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association
Crown Plaza Hotel
Austin, Texas
For more information: www.texaschristmastrees.com

 

August 25-26

North Carolina Christmas Tree Association
Shatley Farms
West Jefferson, NC
For more information: www.ncchristmastrees.com

 

September 8-9

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association
Tree Fair and Trade Show
Portland, OR
For more information: www.pnwcta.org/news-events/events/

 

September 16

California CTA Summer Meeting and Tree & Wreath Contest
Silveyville Christmas Tree Farm in Dixon, CA  
For more information call: 209-669-6668
Or Email: CalifCTA@aol.com

 

Maine Christmas Tree Association
Searsmont, ME
For more information: www.mainechristmastree.com
Or call: 207 793-4658

 

October 7

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