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.
  • The most common Christmas Tree species are: balsam fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and white pine.

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

For more information, please call Rick Dungey at 636/449-5070.

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Christmas Tree Calendar

February 2015

Christmas Tree Convention
February 20-21, 2015
Estrimont Suites & Spa
Orford, Quebec, Canada
L’APANQ - 819 564-3031, information@apanq.qc.ca
View program and registration form

North Carolina Christmas Tree Association Winter Meeting & Trade Show
February 26-27, 2015

Boone United Methodist Church
Boone, NC
Jennifer Greene - 800-562-8789 or info@ncchristmastrees.com
www.NCchristmastrees.com

March 2015

Michigan Christmas Tree Association Winter Meeting
March 5-6, 2015
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Marsha Gray - 514-545-9971 or marsha@mcta.org
mcta.org

PNWCTA Short Course
March 6, 2015

Holiday Inn Portland South
25425 SW 95th Avenue, Wilsonville, OR
nwchristmastrees.org

Virginia CTGA Winter Workshop
March 7, 2015
Best Western Inn, Waynesboro, VA
Jeff Miller - 540-382-7310 or secretary@virginiachristmastrees.org
virginiachristmastrees.org

Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Christmas Tree Growers Meeting & Trade Show
March 7, 2015

Capriotti's in McAdoo, PA
Tanner Delvalle for general questions - 570-622-4225 Ext. 15
To register: 610-378-1327 or http://extension.psu.edu/plants/green-industry/events

June 2015

PNWCTA Summer Meeting
June 19-20, 2015

Lucky Eagle Casino
12888 188th Ave SW, Rochester, WA
nwchristmastrees.org

July 2015

NCTA 1-Day Seminar
July 23, 2015

Richardson's Farm, LLC.
Spring Grove, IL
NCTA National Office - 636/449-5070 or info@realchristmastrees.org
realchristmastrees.org

MACT, IL, WI & MO Association's Summer Trade Show and Conference
July 24-24, 2015

Richardson's Farm, LLC.
Spring Grove, IL
Joey Daniken - finepines@gmail.com
midamericachristmastree.com
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