The Massachusetts Christmas Tree Association was founded on November 22, 1958 and is a constituent member of the National Christmas Tree Association. Today membership is located throughout the state from
Berkshire County in the west to Middlesex, Essex, Bristol, Barnstable and Plymouth Counties in the east.
Principle species of available trees from local growers include the Firs
(Balsam, Fraser, Concolor and Douglas), the Pines (Scotch and White), and the Spruces (White and Blue). Trees are retailed in a variety of methods,
including choose and cut at local farms, freshly cut, and balled and burlap. Sizes vary.
As our local growers increase their ability and capacity to produce quality
real trees, quantities are now becoming available to satisfy market needs at the wholesale level.
The objectives of the Association are as follows:
- To compile and disseminate information on the production and marketing of quality Massachusetts grown Christmas trees.
- To encourage research in the problems associated with the production of quality Christmas trees.
- To provide a medium for the building of acquaintances and the exchange of experiences among those interested in
Christmas tree growing, handling and related fields.
- To develop consumer goodwill by assisting and encouraging members to grow and sell quality Christmas trees.
- To establish and maintain directories of growers and sellers of Christmas trees and related forest products.
- To educate the public regarding the value and beauty of the real Christmas tree.
- To develop and implement programs designed to enhance and promote the marketing of Massachusetts grown real
Christmas trees at both the retail and wholesale levels.