Teacher's Corner

Christmas Tree Farm Tours

Christmas Tree farms offer learning opportunities year-round. You can use our Tree Finder tool to locate Christmas Tree farms in your area – many farms offer school tours, special events and/or in-school presentations.

For further information about possible farms to tour in your area, call Rick Dungey at 636-449-5071 or email your request to dungey@realchristmastrees.org.

Research Tree Types

Come and visit our Tree Types database, which teaches visitors about the many types of trees that Christmas Tree Farmers grow every year. There are sixteen featured trees with descriptions, characteristics and a photograph. Pick the one you like best or encourage students to learn about them all.

Real Trees 4 Kids!

In 1999, the National Christmas Tree Association introduced Real Trees 4 Kids!, a free online curriculum about the science of Real Trees for students, teachers and leaders. Since then, the curriculum has been expanded to address all students in grades K-12. Lesson plans and activities are age-appropriate and cover a variety of topics, including soil science, the economics of Real Trees, species, lifecycles, genetics, recycling and the environment and more! Visit us online at www.realtrees4kids.org to download free lesson plans, teachers guides, activity ideas and more!.

A children-friendly version of growing trees is also available at How Stuff Works.

White House Christmas Tree

Our continuing coverage of the Official White House Christmas Tree may also provide valuable resources to your students.

Puzzles, Games and Word Searches

We invite you to add some of the items found in our Kids section of our website to your lesson plans. A growing collection of mazes, crosswords and fun for school-age children can be found through the above link. If you have some games or puzzles you'd like to share, links to additional resources or interest, or have other comments or ideas, please send us an email.

Christmas Tree ProductionThe National Christmas Tree Association Web site has been recognized by StudySphere as one of the best educational resources on the Internet. Click here for more information.

Tree Finder

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.

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