It's Time to Renew Your NCTA Membership
Starting January 1, NCTA membership categories changed to adapt to the state of the industry and the evolving role of NCTA. The new membership options allow you to purchase a benefits package that works best for your budget and for your business.

Members can log in and renew their 2016 membership by clicking the green "Renew Membership" button at right. New members can create a their account by clicking the blue "Become A Member" button at right. The membership term will remain the same: January 1 - December 31, 2016.

Don't miss out. Be a part of the community of Christmas Tree professionals and share the knowledge and experiences of thousands who share your concerns, questions and needs.

New NCTA Membership Options:
Introductory Member - $99
Industry Member - $299
Professional Member - $599 + Advocacy Sponsorship

*Click here to view the benefits for each member type

Additional membership options include:
Supplier - $433
Researcher - Free with a .gov or .edu email address
A Big Win for Christmas Trees!
On March 30, Wisconsin’s Governor Walker signed into law AB648 which states, “the department may not promulgate or enforce a rule related to fire safety that prohibits the seasonal placement of a Christmas tree in the rotunda of the state capitol building or in a church.” It also says that “no city, village, or town may enact or enforce an ordinance related to fire safety that prohibits the seasonal placement of a Christmas tree in the rotunda or the state capitol building or in a church.” If there is already an ordinance in effect,  it does not apply and can’t be enforced. And, the Christmas tree is presumed not to be a fire hazard. This is great news for the industry!

Photo: Wisconsin’s Governor Walker, in the center, signs a bill allowing the seasonal display of real Christmas trees in churches and the Capitol rotunda, and making the presumption that they are not a fire hazard.  On hand for the signing were (L to R) Rep. Kremer, John Jepson, Russell Kook, David Propst, Barb and Dave Cook, Cheryl Nicholson, Adam Field and Sen. Nass.
Choose Real
Real Christmas Trees Benefit the Environment
While they're growing, Real Christmas Trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting fresh oxygen. The farms that grow Christmas Trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife while creating scenic green belts. Often, Christmas Trees are grown on soil that doesn't support other crops. See what the experts say about Real Christmas Trees.

Real Christmas Trees Are Renewable
Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms just like any other agricultural crop. To ensure a constant supply, Christmas Tree growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest. On the other hand, artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in Chinese factories. The average family uses an artificial tree for only six to nine years before throwing it away, where it will remain in a landfill for centuries after disposal.

Real Christmas Trees Are Recyclable
Real Christmas Trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Learn about the many ways that Real Christmas Trees are being recycled and reused in communities nationwide.

Listen to the broadcast by NPR News's Adam Cole, Tree-Incarnation: Christmas Trees Return To Nature (A Poem)

  
Search For Trees

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.

Renew Your Membership
NEW membership categories for 2016! Options are based on the level of benefits received and begin at $99. Click the Renew button to learn more and to log in and renew your 2016 membership.
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Click here to download the 2016 Membership Form (PDF)
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Current or recently lapsed members: click the green "Renew Membership" button below to renew.