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Real Tree Advocacy Fund

In 2015, 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 Real Tree 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 2015 pledge form to be mailed to NCTA:
National Christmas Tree Association
201 E. Main Street, suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507
phone: 636-449-5070

View the printed piece that was mailed to NCTA members to learn more about the protection and advocacy issues NCTA is working on.
Thank You to Our 2014 Donors
We’d like to recognize the many people and organizations who have made contributions to NCTA in 2013 to help make protection and advocacy programs possible. The following list of investments were paid as of October 5, 2013. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, talents and resources to this effort. The TIP, Legislative and Real Tree programs continue to illustrate how, by working together, we can accomplish much more than we can by working alone.

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

Bronze Stars
Investments of $5,000 through $9,999
Wolf Creek Tree Farm, Thomas Beutell

Bright Stars
Investments of $1,000 through $4,999
Cline Church Nursery, Cline Church
K.L.M. Tree Farm, Mark & Luanne Steelhammer
The Kirk Company, Ralph Nilssen

Partner Level
Investments of $500 through $999
Fox Brand, Inc., Brian Fox
Moore Tree Farm LLC, Richard & Kay Moore
North Countree Christmas, Inc., Paul Schroeder
Pine Valley Christmas Trees, LLC, Bill Underwood
Snowshoe Evergreen Inc., Ken & JoAnn Scholz
Stokoe Farm Trees, Larry Martha Suzanne Stokoe
Ulta-Lit Tree Company, John DeCosmo

Patron Level
Investments of $100 through $499
All Nova Scotia Green Christmas Tree Co-op, Laurie Levy
All Western Evergreen Nursery & Christmas Tree Farm, Katherine Humphrey
Anthony's Christmas Trees and Wreaths, Inc., Anthony Dal Bello
Beavers Christmas Tree Farm, Robert & Susan Beavers
Cartner Christmas Tree Farm, David W. Cartner
Chengerian's Tree Land Inc., Robert Chengerian
Cherry Grove Tree Farm, Paul & Richard Montgomery
Christmas Ranch Tree Farms, Donald & Marilyn Cameron
Claybrooke Farm Christmas Trees, John & Virginia Carroll
Comstock Trees & Service, Wade Comstock
Dull's Tree Farm LLC, Tom Dull
Egolf Christmas Trees Inc., Shirley Egolf
Elysian Hills Tree Farm, Bill & Mary Lou Schmidt
Enjoy Tree Inc., Renald Gilbert
Evergreen Farms Christmas Trees, Beth & Michael Walterscheidt
Franke's Nursery, Kendra Franke
G & S Tree Farms, Dana Graves & Harvey Sprague
Geissler Tree Farms Inc., Kelly Geissler
Glenwood Heights Tree Farm, Jerry Stevenson
Goldenman Christmas Trees, Ernie Goldenman
Lowes Creek Tree Farm, Timothy Olson
Mistletoe Meadows, Richard Freeman
Needlefast Evergreens, James Nickelson
New River Tree Company Inc, Mark Johnston Chris Shumate
Paxton Greens, Russell Reay
Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm Inc., Jim Hingst
Randal & Kimberly Sides Nursery, Randal & Kimberly Sides
Rosser Family Christmas Trees, John Rosser
Sandpoint Ranch Tree Farm Inc., Donald Morris
Sorghum Mill Christmas Tree & Blackberry Farm, John Knight
St. Joe Christmas Tree Farm, Mike & Judy Reifenberg
Sugargrove Tree Farm, Blake Rafeld
T. Ernst Forest Products, Tom Ernst
Timbuk Farms/Canaan Fir Tree Company
Weir Tree Farms, Jay & Christie Weir
Windy Knoll Farm, Bob & Susan Grelinger
Wright's Christmas Tree Farm, Stuart & Judy Smith

Participant Level
Investments up to $100
A Family Tree Farm, Richard Healey Jr.
Balsam Acres, Tom & Judy Lang
Berry's Christmas Tree Farm & Nursery, Chuck Berry
Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm, Brian Bierman
Bill's Christmas Trees, William Sharelis
Bina'Tree Farms, Tom Bina
Black Oak Farm, Robert Housedorf
Bob's Christmas Trees, Robert Pilon
Boiling Spring Tree Farm, Clement Meserve
Brushy Fork Pines LLC, Rickey or Tonyia Hollandsworth
Cedar Ledge Tree Farm, Ken & Mindy Cone
Chub Lake Tree Farm, Jim & Bev Whorton
Cooley Springs Tree Farm, Harold Shields
Country Pines, David Rench
Davidson Christmas Tree Farm, Bruce Davidson
Dutchridge Tree Farm, William & Constance Hively
Echo Hill Farms Inc., Robert & Susan Keith
Ellms' Christmas Trees, Carlton Ellms III
Evergreen Valley Christmas Tree Farm LLC, Andrew Alpaugh
Family Christmas Trees, Don & Heidi Clark
Farmstead Acres, Marshall Patmos
Farnsworth Tree Farm, L.B. & Dick Farnsworth
Fishers Christmas Tree Farm, Gary & Melba Fisher
Greenbriar Ag Management Inc., Bill & Alice Brawley
Gwinn's Christmas Tree Farm, Michael Gwinn
Hutchison's Christmas Forest, John Hutchison
J.G. Brands Christmas Tree Sales, Joe Grande
Jean Luc Beloin Inc., Jean-Luc Beloin
K & K Evergreen Farms Inc., Don & Joyce Kachtik
Kaleidoscope Farms, David Reese
Kenlin Tree Farm, Paul May
Kidman Tree Farm, Mike & Renee Kidman
King Tree Farm, Roy King
Liberty Farms, William Rieth
Lone Oak Farm, B. Bucchianeri
M. Wright Farm & Forest Ltd, Matthew Wright
Martin's Tree Farm, Douglas Martin
McCurdy's Tree Farm, Diane & Mark McCurdy
Memory Lane Christmas Tree Farm, Harry & Juanita Peckham
Meyer Christmas Trees, Michael Meyer
Mountain View Farm, Steve Rhoades
Murdock's Trees, Clarence Murdock
Peak Farms, Beau & Russell Estes
Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, John & Cynthia Curtis
Pine Apple Farm, Richard & Dixie Rees
Pine View Haven, Galen May
Prairie Pines, Bob Scott
R & S Tree Farms, Robert Knoop
Red Barn Tree Farm, Pat & Laurie Sunnen
Redrock Farm, Richard Rockwood
Rolling Hills Tree Farm, Jon Bigler
Scioto Prairie Farms, Gary & Terri Hite
Shire Tree Farm, Wayne Gunderman
Sibgo Tree Company, Michael & Lisa Godzyk
Southern Tree Plantation Inc., Howard McCombs
Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm, John Benton
Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm, Carl & Debbie Yeager
Strawberry Hill Christmas Tree Farm, Lyn & Eric Walther
Sunrise Tree Farm, Betty & Pat Malone
Taylor Tree Farm, Wendell Taylor
The Christmas Farm, Brad Miller
The Evergreen Arborist, Dennis Tompkins
The Tree Farm, Alan Carlsen
TNI Packaging, Jerry Marchese
Turck's Trees, Steve & Joan Turck
Walsh Christmas Tree Farm, Carolyn Walsh
Weathered Willow Tree Farm, Earl MacIntosh
Westover Farm, Darrell & Adele Westover
White Christmas Tree Farm & Nursery, Charles White
Wyckoff's Tree Farm, John Wyckoff Jr.
Yeagers Tree Farm, John Yeager
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

January 2015

Pennsylvania CTGA Winter Meeting
January 22-23, 2015
New Cumberland, PA

Kansas Annual Christmas Tree Growers Meeting
Jan. 23-24, 2015
Kansas State University Campus
Manhattan, KS
Eldon Clawson - 785/207-5135 or

Wisconsin CTPA Winter Convention
January 24, 2015
Menominee Casino Resort
Keshena, WI
Cheryl Nicholson - 608/742-8663 or

Ohio CTA Winter Meeting
January 24, 2015
The Ohio State University-Newark
Newark, OH
Valerie Graham - 740/828-3331 or

New Jersey CTGA Winter Meeting
January 31, 2015
Clinton Holiday Inn
Hammonton, NJ
Donna Cole - 908/7354658 or

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