About NCTA

NCTA: The Professional Organization for The Real Christmas Tree Community

NCTA promotes the use of Real Christmas Tree and protects the industry that provides them.

The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) is the national trade association representing the Christmas tree industry. NCTA represents more than 700 active member farms, 29 state and regional associations, and more than 4,000 affiliated businesses that grow and sell Christmas trees or provide related supplies and services. Members are located throughout North America, as well as in South America and Europe. It is estimated that those affiliated with the NCTA produce roughly three-quarters of the farm-raised Christmas trees in the United States.

The need for a recognized, nationwide Real Christmas Tree community – with the desire to have its voice heard – has never been stronger. The NCTA represents the Real Christmas Tree community with one voice to protect and advocate on the industry's behalf.

Vision

NCTA's vision is that a farm-grown tree is a part of every Christmas celebration.

Mission

NCTA's mission is to protect and advocate for the farm-grown Christmas Tree industry.

Guiding Principles

The National Christmas Tree Association will:

  1. Conduct its affairs with honesty and integrity
  2. Advocate for all segments of the industry
  3. Include members and state/regional associations in issue and policy development
  4. Communicate fully and accurately with members, state associations and related industries on a continuous and timely basis

Tree Finder

Looking for your perfect Christmas Tree this season? Use NCTA's Locator Tool to search for retail farms and lots in your area.

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