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

July 2015

Pennsylvania CTGA 2015 Summer Meeting
July 9-11, 2015
Pioneer Evergreen Farms
Orwigsburg, PA

Minnesota CTA Summer Convention
July 10-11, 2015
Krueger's Christmas Tree Farm
Lake Elmo, MN

NCTA 1-Day Seminar
July 23, 2015

Holiday Inn Conference Center
Gurnee, IL
NCTA National Office - 636/449-5070 or info@realchristmastrees.org

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

Richardson's Farm, LLC.
Spring Grove, IL
Jeanita Hueffmeier- midamericachristmastree@gmail.com

August 2015

Michigan Christmas Tree Association Summer Meeting
August 6-7, 2015
Getty Tree Farm
Manton, MI
Marsha Gray - 800-589-8733 or marsha@mcta.org

Southern Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting & Farm Tour
August 8
Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center,
501 North Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433
Michael Buchart - sctaes@gmail.com or 225/505-6335

Georgia Christmas Tree Association Annual Fall Meeting
August 19, 2015
737 Hankins Rd, Raulston Acres Farm
Rock Spring, GA
Linda Wilson - 478/919-8733 or gacta@comsouth.net

Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association Meeting
August 21-22
Waco, TX
Mike Walterscheidt - 512/799-8575 or tctga@eccwireless.com.

North Carolina Christmas Tree Association Summer Meeting, Trade Show & Farm Tour
August 28-29, 2015
Alleghany County
Sparta, NC
Jennifer Greene - 800/562-8789 or info@ncchristmastrees.com

Arkansas Christmas Tree Growers Association
August 29

West Little Rock, AK
James Geisler - 501/224-3797 or JimAndEllaG@sbcglobal.net

Canadian Christmas Trees Growers Association Field Day
August 29-30, 2015
Quebec Balsams Export Inc.
Courcelles, Quebec, Canada
Gerald Couture - 418 484 5600 or info@quebecbalsams.com

September 2015

PNWCTA Tree Fair and Trade Show
September 11-12, 2015

Red Lion on the River - Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR

Georgia Christmas Tree Association Meeting
September 19

Rock Spring, GA
Linda Wilson at 478/919-8733 or gacta@comsouth.net
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