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.

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) and your local Christmas Tree professional.

For more information, please call NCTA at (800) 975-5920.

Christmas Tree Calendar
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January 15, 2019

Maine Christmas Tree Association
Augusta, ME

January 19, 2019

Ohio Christmas Tree Association

January 25-26, 2019

Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association Winter Convention


Kansas Christmas Tree Growers Association
Manhattan, KS

January 26, 2019

New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association Winter Meeting 
Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown

February 7 – 9, 2019

Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association
State College, PA

February 21 – 22, 2019

North Carolina Christmas Tree Association
Blowing Rock, NC

February 22, 2019

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association
Wilsonville, OR

February 28-March 1, 2019

Michigan Christmas Tree Association Winter Meeting
Traverse City, MI

March 7 – 9, 2019

Minnesota Christmas Tree Association
Minneapolis

August 8 – 10, 2019

Summer 2019 NCTA Board Meeting & National Tree and Wreath contest
To be held in conjunction with the
Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association Summer Meeting at
Roba Family Farms
North Abington Township, PA