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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 your perfect Christmas Tree this season? Use NCTA's Locator Tool to search for retail farms and lots in your area.

Industry Calendar

July 2015

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

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

NCTA 1-Day Seminar
July 23, 2015

Holiday Inn Conference Center
Gurnee, IL
NCTA National Office - 636/449-5070 or

MACT, IL, WI & IN Association's Summer Trade Show and Conference
July 24-24, 2015

Richardson's Farm, LLC.
Spring Grove, IL
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August 2015

Michigan Christmas Tree Association Summer Meeting
August 6-7, 2015
Getty Tree Farm
Manton, MI
Marsha Gray - 800-589-8733 or

Southern Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting & Farm Tour
August 8
Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center,
501 North Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433
Michael Buchart - or 225/505-6335

Georgia Christmas Tree Association Annual Fall Meeting
August 19, 2015
737 Hankins Rd, Raulston Acres Farm
Rock Spring, GA
Linda Wilson - 478/919-8733 or

Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association Meeting
August 21-22
Waco, TX
Mike Walterscheidt - 512/799-8575 or

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

Arkansas Christmas Tree Growers Association
August 29

West Little Rock, AK
James Geisler - 501/224-3797 or

Canadian Christmas Trees Growers Association Field Day
August 29-30, 2015
Quebec Balsams Export Inc.
Courcelles, Quebec, Canada
Gerald Couture - 418 484 5600 or

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

Georgia Christmas Tree Association Meeting
September 19

Rock Spring, GA
Linda Wilson at 478/919-8733 or
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