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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June 2015

PNWCTA Summer Meeting
June 19-20, 2015

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

July 2015

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

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

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

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
www.mcta.org

Southern CTA Board & Annual Meetings & Farm Tour
August 7-9, 2015
Covington, Louisiana area
Michael Buchart - sctaes@gmail.com or 225/505-6335
www.southernchristmastrees.org

Georgia Christmas Tree Association Annual Fall Meeting
August 19, 2015
737 Hankins Rd, Raulston Acres Farm
Rock Spring, GA
Linda Wilson - 4789198733 or gacta@comsouth.net
www.gacta.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
www.NCchristmastrees.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
nwchristmastrees.org
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