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.

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October 19, 2019


Michigan Christmas Tree Association
Choose & Cut Meeting
Westman’s Tree Farm

January 2020

Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York
Winter Meeting
Location TBD

January 4 – 11, 2020

Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association
PA Farm Show
Harrisburg, PA

January 14

Maine Christmas Tree Association
2020 Agricultural Trades Show
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME

January 18, 2020

Ohio Christmas Tree Association
Winter Meeting
Quest Conference Center
Columbus, OH

January 28

New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association
NHVTCTA Winter Meeting
Essex Junction, VT

February 6 – 8

Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association
Christmas Tree Short Course
Toftrees Golf Resort
State College, PA

February 21, 2020

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association
Short Course

June 2020

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association
Summer Meeting & Farm Tour

June 26 – 27

Ohio Christmas Tree Association
Summer Meeting
Grieg Tree Farm
Ashtabula County, OH

July 16 – 18, 2020

Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York
Summer Meeting
Emmerich Tree Farm

July 23, 2020

NCTA 2020 Board Meeting

Dull’s Tree Farm

Thornton, IN

July 24 – 25, 2020

Mid America Christmas Tree Association
Dull’s Tree Farm
Thorntown, IN

September 2020

PNWCTA Tree Fair & Trade Show
Sheraton Hotel Portland Airport
Sept. 25-26
More details here