NCTA celebrates 65 years in 2020
65th anniversary logo 2020 is the 65th anniversary of NCTA. We have adopted a special addition to our logo for the year to communicate the 65th anniversary to the industry and celebrate achieving this milestone. It would not have been possible without the leaders who guided the organization and the members who supported it. NCTA fills a unique and critical role as the advocacy organization of the farm-grown Christmas tree industry, leading the public policy/governmental affairs and serving as the “voice” of the industry.
Receiving the 2019 White House Christmas Tree

The 2019 White House Christmas Tree arrives.


Tree arrives

First Lady Melania Trump received the 2019 White House Christmas Tree, a 16-year-old Douglas Fir supplied by NCTA member Larry Snyder of Mahantongo Valley Farms, Pitman, Pennsylvania.

Tree arrives

The Snyders won the title of Grand Champion of the 2019 National Christmas Tree Contest, and with that comes the privilege of presenting the White House Christmas Tree. 
Trees in the news

Real news about real trees

Recent headlines tout just how much better for the environment real trees are over artificial trees, and how the green benefits are leading to better sales among consumers. 

First Lady Melania Trump receives the 2019 White House Christmas Tree
An annual tradition, a horse-drawn carriage was used to deliver the official White House Christmas Tree. 

NCTA Executive Director discusses tree supplies for 2019
Tim O'Connor says not to worry, everybody who wants a tree will find one this year. 

From 2018

There are many uses for Christmas trees after the holidays. Here are some options to make sure your tree has a positive environmental impact. 

A look at the environmental impact left by both real Christmas trees and artificial trees. 

What makes artificial trees so environmentally unsound? It starts with three letters: PVC. 

A fact-check of claims made about the environmental impacts of artificial and real trees. 

Data from Square, Inc., shows that millennials are the driving force behind real tree sales this season. 

Millennials' taste for organic, local products is a boon for real Christmas Tree growers. 
It's Time to Renew Your NCTA Membership
NCTA offers membership options to purchase a benefits package that works best for your budget and for your business.

Don't miss out. Be a part of the community of Christmas Tree professionals and share the knowledge and experiences of thousands who share your concerns, questions and needs.

NCTA Membership Options:
Introductory Member - $100 + suggested Advocacy Sponsorship
Industry Member - $325 
+ suggested Advocacy Sponsorship
Professional Member - $650 + suggested Advocacy Sponsorship

*Click here to view the benefits for each member type

Additional membership options include:
Supplier - $460 + suggested Advocacy Sponsorship
Researcher - Free with a .gov or .edu email address

Download the form below and return it to:
National Christmas Tree Association
P.O. Box 3609
Littleton, CO 80161 

Trees for Troops supports the U.S. Military

Support the efforts of the Christmas Spirit Foundation and the Trees for Troops program and be part of the award-winning program that delivers thousands of trees to active members of the Armed Forces. Learn more about the 2017 Trees for Troops campaign
Choose Real
Real Christmas Trees Benefit the Environment
While they're growing, Real Christmas Trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting fresh oxygen. The farms that grow Christmas Trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife while creating scenic green belts. Often, Christmas Trees are grown on soil that doesn't support other crops. See what the experts say about Real Christmas Trees.

Real Christmas Trees Are Renewable

Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms just like any other agricultural crop. To ensure a constant supply, Christmas Tree growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest. On the other hand, artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in Chinese factories. The average family uses an artificial tree for only six to nine years before throwing it away, where it will remain in a landfill for centuries after disposal.

Real Christmas Trees Create Business for Farmers

Real Christmas Tree farms are family-owned businesses that welcome the public to their home each Christmas season to share the joy of finding a real tree. 

Family memories

There's nothing like the family experience of finding the perfect Christmas Tree. 
Join or Renew Today!
Download the form below and return it to:
National Christmas Tree Association
P.O. Box 3609
Littleton, CO 80161


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PO Box 3609
Littleton, CO 80161