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.

Christmas Tree Calendar
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January 18-20

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

January 20

Missouri Christmas Tree Association
January 20, 2018
Conservation Credit Union building, Jefferson City, MO
Missourichristmastrees.org
(573) 243-5501

Ohio Christmas Tree Association Winter Meeting
January 20, 2018
Der Dutchman, Bellville, OH

January 27

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


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

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

February 8-10

PCTGA Christmas Tree Short Course
February 8 – 10, 2018
Toftrees Golf Resort
State College, Pennsylvania
(717) 238-9765
events@christmastrees.org

February 15-17

Tennessee Christmas Tree Growers and Pick TN Conference
February 15 – 17, 2018
Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
(423) 756-0002

February 23

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association

Short Course Program
Holiday Inn, Wilsonville, OR

February 24

Maryland Christmas Tree Association’s Annual Winter Meeting
February 24, 2018
Friendly Farm, Upperco, MD
www.Marylandchristmastrees.org


March 1-2

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


North Carolina Christmas Tree Association Winter Meeting 
March 1 & 2, 2018
Meadowbrook Inn, Blowing Rock NC


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

April 25

 Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting
April 25, 2018
(855) 672-2572


June 29-30

Ohio Christmas Tree Association Summer Meeting
June 29 – 30, 2018
Feisley Tree Farm in Belmont, County, OH

July 12-14

Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York Summer Meeting
July 12 – 14, 2018
Ellms Family Farm, Charlton, NY

July 27-28

Michigan Christmas Tree Association Summer Meeting
July 27 – 28, 2018
Lansing, MI


August 3-5

Southern Christmas Tree Association’s Annual Meeting
August 3, 4 & 5, 2018
Location TBD, LA
www.SouthernChristmasTrees.org\

August 9 – 11

Wisconsin Summer Convention
in conjunctions with Wisconsin Nursery & Landscape Association
Northern Family Farms
Merrillan, Wisconsin