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Issues Advocacy Fund

The Issues Advocacy Fund is a new fund that replaced the Real Tree Advocacy Fund. Your contribution to the Issues Advocacy Fund will ensure NCTA stays on the front lines of issues affecting the industry. Issues that are of interest to NCTA may include: fire codes, legislate issues, labor/immigration, import/export, hard goods, and regulatory issues. With each contribution to the Issues Advocacy Fund, NCTA will be able to continue funding efforts to protect the industry from threats, and advocate for issues which help members run profitable businesses growing and selling Christmas trees.  In 2016, NCTA will continue to protect and promote our industry through:
  • Continuing core promotion programs (media relations, interviews, etc.)
  • Developing and distributing tools to help you SELL more trees
  • Presenting the White House Christmas Tree and maximizing media attention
  • Focusing promotions on the environmental benefits of Real Trees
  • Combating the fake tree industry’s fake claims
  • Continuing to fight misinformation (fires, mold, pesticides, etc.)
  • Ongoing work on legislative issues

Legislative Action Fund

Your investment in the Legislative Action Fund helps fund NCTA's work in support of legislative and regulatory priorities of the industry, including labor rules, immigration reform, tax policies and small business regulation. Legislative Action Fund contributions may no longer be deducted from taxable income as a business expense.

You can support the Issues Advocacy Fund, the Legislative Action Fund or both, by making an online donation with a credit card. Click the "Donate Online" button above to make your contribution.

Or, download a 2016 contribution form to be mailed to NCTA:
National Christmas Tree Association
201 E. Main Street, suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507
phone: 636-449-5070

View the printed piece that was mailed to NCTA members to learn more about the protection and advocacy issues NCTA is working on.
Thank You to Our 2014 Donors
We’d like to recognize the many people and organizations who have made contributions to NCTA in 2014 to help make protection and advocacy programs possible. The following list of investments were paid as of December 31, 2014. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, talents and resources to this effort. The TIP, Legislative and Real Tree programs continue to illustrate how, by working together, we can accomplish much more than we can by working alone.

Please note: the following list recognizes combined total contributions to the Real Tree Advocacy Fund and Legislative Action Fund.

Bronze Stars
Investments of $5,000+

Bright Stars
Investments of $1,000 through $4,999
Cline Church Nursery, Cline Church
Egan Acres Tree Farm
K.L.M. Tree Farm, Mark & Luanne Steelhammer
Noble Mountain Tree Farm, Bob Schaefer
Richardson Christmas Trees LLC, Robert & George Richardson

Partner Level
Investments of $500 through $999
Snowshoe Evergreen Inc., Ken & JoAnn Scholz
Stokoe Farm Trees, Larry Martha Suzanne Stokoe

Patron Level
Investments of $100 through $499
Alan Acres Tree Farm, Marie Lachapelle
Beavers Christmas Tree Farm, Robert & Susan Beavers
Big John Leyden's Christmas Trees, J. Timothy Leyden
Cassens Trees
Comstock Trees & Service , Wade Comstock
Ellms' Christmas Trees, Carlton Ellms III
Evergreen Farms Christmas Trees, Beth & Michael Walterscheidt
Finestkind Tree Farms, James & Duane LaCasce
Franke's Nursery, Kendra Franke
Glenwood Heights Tree Farm, Jerry Stevenson
Grouse Ridge Tree Farm, Sanford & Debbie Fishel
Hansen Tree Farm, David Hansen
Heritage Hill Farm- Retail Lot, Rondal & Louise Farmer
High Ground Tree Farm LLC, David Black
Jack & Faye Beckwith
Martin's Tree Farm, Douglas Martin
McCurdy's Tree Farm, Diane & Mark McCurdy
Needlefast Evergreens Inc, James Nickelson
New River Tree Company Inc, Mark Johnston Chris Shumate
Paxton Greens, Russell Reay
Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm Inc., Jim Hingst
Plantation Robert E. Enos, Robert Enos
Prairie Pines, Bob Scott
Randal & Kimberly Sides Nursery, Randal & Kimberly Sides
Severt Tree Farm, Sherrie Taylor
Sundback Trees, Eric & Gloria Sundback
Walsh Christmas Tree Farm, Carolyn Walsh
Weathered Willow Tree Farm, Earl MacIntosh
Wright's Christmas Tree Farm, Stuart & Judy Smith
Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm, LLC

Participant Level
Investments up to $100
4 C Tree Farm, Willy Goevert
Bill's Christmas Trees, William Sharelis
Cedar Ledge Tree Farm, Ken & Mindy Cone
Chub Lake Tree Farm, Jim & Bev Whorton
Crystal Spring Tree Farm II, Christopher Botek
Davidson Christmas Tree Farm, Bruce Davidson
Evergreen Valley Christmas Tree Farm LLC, Andrew Alpaugh
Golden Nursery, Gerald Golden
Goldenman Christmas Trees, Ernie Goldenman
Gorman Nursery, Kevin/Molly Gorman
Hill View Tree Farm, Darryl Bowersox
Holiday Pines, Dave & Norma Bappe
J.G. Brands Christmas Tree Sales, Joe Grande
Jean Luc Beloin Inc., Jean-Luc Beloin
Joy Wolff
K & K Evergreen Farms Inc., Don & Joyce Kachtik
Kelumac Christmas Tree Farm Bed & Breakfast, Keith McDaniel
Kopp Forest Products, Tim Kopp
Lenhart's Tree Farm, Todd Lenhart
Lone Oak Farm, B. Bucchianeri
Lundin's Tree Farm LLC, George Lundin
M. Wright Farm & Forest Ltd, Matthew Wright
Making Memories Christmas Trees, Buck Wagner
Memory Lane Christmas Tree Farm, Harry & Juanita Peckham
Mountain View Farm, Steve Rhoades
North Butte Tree Farm, James & Mary Ann Storms
Oregon Tree Farms Ltd.
Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, John & Cynthia Curtis
Pine View Haven, Galen May
Rosenthal Trees, Bonnie Rosenthal
Santa's Christmas Tree Forest Inc., Jack & Judy Ewing, Jodi & Tom Utsman
Snowy Peaks Tree Farm, Jim & Ginger Armstrong
Spilker's Pineridge Tree Farm, Don & Linda Spilker
Strawberry Hill Christmas Tree Farm, Lyn & Eric Walther
T. Ernst Forest Products, Tom Ernst
The Christmas Farm, Brad Miller
Trees by Wallace
Turck's Trees, Steve & Joan Turck
Windy Knoll Farm, Bob & Susan Grelinger
Yeagers Tree Farm, John Yeager
Yellow Bird LLC, Patrick Brogan
Tree Finder

Looking for wholesale Christmas Trees for your retail lot or precut trees for your Choose & Cut farm? Use NCTA's Locator Tool to search for wholesale tree.

Research Fund

NCTA Bob Stohr Memorial Christmas Tree Research Fund 

Administered by the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the NCTA Bob Stohr Memorial Christmas Tree Research fund was established in 2003 to support research dedicated to increasing the value and use of Real Christmas Trees.

You can contribute to the research fund by downloading a contribution form or donate online using Google Checkout.

Note: When you donate online, please contact Teresa Jodon at 202/741-4852 or to designate your contribution for the NCTA fund.

Industry Calendar


Michigan CTA Summer Meeting
August 4-5
Kluck Nursery
Saginaw, MI
Marsha Gray - 800-589-8733 or

Southern Christmas Tree Association
August 12-14

Biloxi / Gulfport, MS area


Georgia Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting
September 19 
Rock Spring, GA
Donovan Shaw - 662-710-2519 or 662-710-2926 or

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