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American Christmas Tree Journal

The American Christmas Tree Journal is the official publication of the National Christmas Tree Association. This four-color magazine is published on three times a year, in the Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall, and is distributed to more than 800 subscribers.

Each issue of the Journal contains feature stories, production and management advice, the latest NCTA news, state association updates, marketing tips, industry trends and much more. According to our most recent reader survey, 78% of subscribers keep their copies of the magazine for 6 months or longer.

The American Christmas Tree Journal accepts paid advertising in each of its issues. Click here to download a current media kit for the Journal, or call 636/449-5050.

For non-members, the subscription rate is $58 per year in the U.S., Canada and Mexico; $94 to all other countries. TIP state members can subscribe to the Journal for $37 a year. Find out more about subscribing to the American Christmas Tree Journal.

Journal Monthly

The Journal Monthly is a brand new electronic publication that began being distributed to members in February 2014. Every month that the printed Journal magazine is not distributed, you can expect to see a Journal Monthly in your inbox.  Inside, you'll find NCTA news and updates, resources for your business, as well an an exclusive "Innovation on the Farm" section. Find out about advertising options for the Journal Monthly publication.

Tree Talk Newsletter

NCTA introduced a brand new electronic newsletter to its members in February 2013. The Tree Talk newsletter is sent to all NCTA members and state association executives quarterly. Tree Talk offers the latest association news and industry updates including legislative issue and business trends. Find out about advertising options for the Tree Talk newsletter.

Log in to the Member Center to view archived issues of the Tree Talk newsletter below.

The Leader Newsletter

The Leader is a new electronic newsletter that is replacing the premier section newsletters.  This new publication is published twice a year (April and September) and is distributed to NCTA's Premier Members. The Leader will offer targeted industry news, research, business trends and tools designed to help Premier Members grow their businesses. Find out about advertising options for The Leader newsletter.

The first issue of The Leader was distributed in April 2013. Log in to the Member Center to view archived issues of the The Leader newsletter below.

Tradition Makers

Tradition Makers is designed specifically for Choose & Cut Premier Members, offering farms profiles, ideas from fellow members, quick tips and valuable tools to promote and grow your farm. It is emailed in the spring and fall.

The first digital issue of Tradition Makers was distributed in August 2014. Log in to the Member Center to view archived issues of the Tradition Makers below.

For information on any of NCTA's publications, contact Alisa Lewandowski at 636/449-5040 or

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.

Industry Calendar


Maryland CTA Winter Meeting
February 27
Friendly Farms Restaurant
17434 Foreston Rd, Upperco, MD 21155
Allison - 443-504-2187


Michigan CTA Winter Meeting
March 3-4, 2016

Soaring Eagle Resort
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Marsha Gray - 800-589-8733 or


Michigan CTA Summer Meeting
August 4-5
Kluck Nursery
Saginaw, MI
Marsha Gray - 800-589-8733 or

Southern Christmas Tree Association
August 12-14

Biloxi / Gulfport, MS area


Georgia Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting
September 19 
Rock Spring, GA
Donovan Shaw - 662-710-2519 or 662-710-2926 or

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