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.
  • The most common Christmas Tree species are: balsam fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and white pine.

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) and your local Christmas Tree professional.

For more information, please call Rick Dungey at 636/449-5070.

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Christmas Tree Calendar

August

Virginia CTGA Annual Meeting and Conference
August 13-14

Hampton Inn & Moose Apple Christmas Tree Farm
Winchster, VA
Jeff Miller - 540/382-7310 or secretary@virginiachristmastrees.org
www.virginiachristmastrees.org

California CTA Trade Show & Tree Expo
August 23

Silver Legacy Resort
Reno, NV
Sam Minturn – 800/454-8733 or califcta@aol.com
www.cachristmas.com

September

Wisconsin CTPA Summer Convention
September 5-6

Mickelson's Tree Farm
Deer Park, WI
Cheryl Nicholson - 608/742-8663 or info@christmastrees-wi.org
www.christmastrees-wi.org

North Carolina CTA Semi-Annual Meeting, Trade Show and Farm Tour
September 5-6

Jackson County
Jennifer Greene – 800/562-8789 or info@ncchristmastrees.com
www.ncchristmastrees.com

Texas CTGA Annual Conference
September 5-7

Rosenberg Texas Convention Center
Rosenberg, TX
www.texaschristmastrees.com

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