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Issues Advocacy Fund

The Issues Advocacy Fund is a new fund that replaced the Real Tree Advocacy Fund. Your contribution to the Issues Advocacy Fund will ensure NCTA stays on the front lines of issues affecting the industry. Issues that are of interest to NCTA may include: fire codes, legislate issues, labor/immigration, import/export, hard goods, and regulatory issues. With each contribution to the Issues Advocacy Fund, NCTA will be able to continue funding efforts to protect the industry from threats, and advocate for issues which help members run profitable businesses growing and selling Christmas trees.  In 2016, NCTA will continue to protect and promote our industry through:
  • Continuing core promotion programs (media relations, interviews, etc.)
  • Developing and distributing tools to help you SELL more trees
  • Presenting the White House Christmas Tree and maximizing media attention
  • Focusing promotions on the environmental benefits of Real Trees
  • Combating the fake tree industry’s fake claims
  • Continuing to fight misinformation (fires, mold, pesticides, etc.)
  • Ongoing work on legislative issues

Legislative Action Fund

Your investment in the Legislative Action Fund helps fund NCTA's work in support of legislative and regulatory priorities of the industry, including labor rules, immigration reform, tax policies and small business regulation. Legislative Action Fund contributions may no longer be deducted from taxable income as a business expense.

You can support the Issues Advocacy Fund, the Legislative Action Fund or both, by making an online donation with a credit card. Click the "Donate Online" button above to make your contribution.

Or, download a 2017 contribution form to be mailed to NCTA:
National Christmas Tree Association
P.O. Box 3609 
Littleton, CO 80161
(800) 975-5920
Fax (303) 374-6594
Thank You to Our 2016 Donors

Protecting and Advocating for the Real Tree Industry


As things continue to evolve within the real Christmas tree industry and with the introduction of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board, the advocacy and protection role of the National Christmas Tree Association becomes more critical and more clearly defined.  The Promotion Board can fund research and promotional activities, but is precluded from advocating for the industry from the perspective of influencing legislation or fire codes. NCTA continues its important work in these areas and appreciates the financial support of its Real Tree Advocacy Fund and Legislative Action Fund contributors! 


Please note: the following list recognizes combined total contributions to the Real Tree Advocacy Fund and the Legislative Action Fund for 2016.


Bright Stars Investments of $1,000 through $4,999

Cline Church Nursery

Dutchman Tree Farm LLC

Holiday Tree Farms Inc.

K.L.M. Tree Farm

Kelco Industries

Korson's Tree Farms Inc.

Laurel Springs Nursery LLC

New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association

New River Tree Company Inc

Noble Mountain Tree Farm

North Countree Christmas, Inc

Wahmhoff Farms

Wolf Creek Tree Farm


Partner Level Investments of $500 through $999

B.T.N. of Oregon

Carolina Fraser Fir Company LLC

Drake Crossing Christmas Trees

Hart-T-Tree Farms

Moore Tree Farm LLC

Needlefast Evergreens Inc

Severt Tree Farm


Patron Level Investments of $100 through $499

Aboretum on Blue Hill/Treehaven Evergreen Nursery

Barr Evergreens of NC, LLC

Battaglia Ranch Christmas Trees

Beavers Christmas Tree Farm

Black Oak Farm

Bob's Christmas Trees

Cartner Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas Creek Ranch LLC

Christmas Ranch Tree Farm

Chub Lake Tree Farm

Curry Farms Inc.

Echo Hill Farm Inc.

G&S Tree Farms

Glenwood Heights Tree Farm

Greenbriar Ag Management Inc

Happy Holiday Christmas Trees

J.G. Brands Christmas Tree Sales

Kaschke's Tree Farm

Kuhns Tree Farm

Lil' Grandfather Choose & Cut

Northern Family Farms

Olson's Balsams LLC

Peak Farms

Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm Inc.

Plantation Fortin & Mercier

Rene Scarcella & Patrick McMen

Richardson Christmas Trees LLC

Rolling Hills Tree Farm

Snokist Ltd

Snowshoe Evergreen Inc

Somerville Nurseries Inc

Sorghum Mill Christmas Tree & Blackberry Farm

Sturgill Tree Farms

Sugar Pines Farm

Sugargrove Tree Farm

Sunrise Tree Farm

Tillman Christmas Trees, LLC

Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm, LLC


Participant Level Investments up to $99

Bill's Christmas Trees

Christmas Ranch Tree Farms

James & Mary Ann Storms 

Perfect Christmas Tree Farm

Scioto Prairie Farms

Stephen Dicke

The Evergreen Arborist

Tree City

2015 TIP Participants The following associations invested $25 per member in the 2015 Tree Industry Partnership Program and NCTA thanks those states that have already made their 2016 TIP contributions:






Inland Empire








New Hampshire/Vermont

North Carolina

Pacific Northwest


South Carolina





Research Fund

NCTA Bob Stohr Memorial Christmas Tree Research Fund 

Administered by the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the NCTA Bob Stohr Memorial Christmas Tree Research fund was established in 2003 to support research dedicated to increasing the value and use of Real Christmas Trees.

You can contribute to the research fund by downloading a contribution form or donate online using Google Checkout.

Note: When you donate online, please contact Teresa Jodon at 202/741-4852 or to designate your contribution for the NCTA fund.

Industry Calendar
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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
Holiday Inn
Wilsonville, Oregon
Click here for event details

February 24

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

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

March 8-10

Minnesota Christmas Tree Association
MNCTA Winter Convention & Trade Show
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

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 9, 2018

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association
Summer Farm Tour
Fairfield Inn
Puyallup, Washington
Click here for event details

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\

August 9 – 11

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


Aug. 24-26

Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association
Annual conference
South Broadway Holiday Inn in Tyler, Texas.