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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June 2019

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association
Summer Meeting
Location TBA

June 28 – 29

Minnesota Christmas Tree Association
Clear Lake, Minnesota

July 2019

Missouri Christmas Tree Association
Location TBA

August 2019

Nebraska Christmas Tree Association
Location TBA

Aug. 1 – 2

Michigan Christmas Tree Associaiton
Gwinn’s Christmas Tree Farm
Horton, Michigan

Aug. 1 – 3

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association 
The Virginia Tech Campus
Blacksburg, Virginia

Aug. 9 – 10

National Christmas Tree Association 
Summer Meeting and National Tree and Wreath Contest
Roba Family Farms
North Abington Township, Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association 
Summer Meeting 
Roba Family Farms
North Abington Township, Pennsylvania
PCTGA is pleased to host the 2019 National Tree and Wreath Contest

Aug. 9 – 10

Southern Christmas Tree Association
Worthey Tree Farm
Amory, Mississippi

Aug. 16-17

North Carolina Christmas Tree Association
Summer Meeting, Tradeshow and Farm Tour
Avery County, location TBA
NCCTA will celebrate its 60th anniversary 

Aug. 16 – 17

Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association
Walworth County
In conjunction with Mid America Christmas Tree Association

Sept. 6 – 7

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association
Tree Fair and Trade Show
Location TBA

Sept. 29

Georgia Christmas Tree Association
Days of Creation Farm
Jessup, Georgia