NCTA conducts a survey of consumers each year in January with Harris Interactive to keep track of important consumer Christmas tree purchasing trends. The survey is taken by a 2,000-person sample that is balanced to represent the demographics of the US population.
USDA Census of Agriculture
Christmas Trees were added to the federal agriculture census in 1997, when the responsibility for census shifted from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agriculture census is conducted every five years.
2017 Census of Agriculture
The 2017 Census of Agriculture results were released by USDA in April 2019
2012 Census of Agriculture Tables
The 2012 Census of Agriculture results were released by USDA in May 2014.
- States by Total Trees Harvested
- States by Number of Operations with Sales in 2012
- States by Total Tree Acreage in 2012
For more information on the 2012 Census of Agriculture, go to www.agcensus.usda.gov.