About NCTA

NCTA: The Professional Organization for The Real Christmas Tree Community

The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) is the national trade association representing the Christmas tree industry. NCTA represents more than 700 active member farms, 29 state and regional associations, and more than 4,000 affiliated businesses that grow and sell Christmas trees or provide related supplies and services. Members are located throughout North America, as well as in South America and Europe. It is estimated that those affiliated with the NCTA produce roughly three-quarters of the farm-raised Christmas trees in the United States.

The need for a recognized, nationwide Real Christmas Tree community – with the desire to have its voice heard – has never been stronger. The NCTA represents the Real Christmas Tree community with one voice to protect and advocate on the industry’s behalf.


A farm-grown tree is a part of every Christmas celebration.


To protect and advocate for the farm-grown Christmas Tree industry.

Guiding Principles

The National Christmas Tree Association will:

  • Conduct its affairs with honesty and integrity.
  • Advocate unity among all segments of the industry.
  • Deal only with issues that cannot be handled on a state or individual basis.
  • Communicate fully and accurately with members, state associations and related industries on a continuous and timely basis.