Massachusetts Christmas Tree Association | MCTA



Farm Photos
Enjoy The Experience!

Photos from ...
Paul Bunyan's Farm, Chicopee Coward Farm, Southwick Cranston's Tree Farm, Ashfield
Davagian Tree Farm, Sutton Deerfield Tree Farm, Millis Evergreen Farm, Sterling Herrick Tree Farm, Boxford
D. J. Hussey Farm, Townsend Indian Rock Farm, Foxboro MerriHill Tree Farm, Merrimac
Mistletoe Acres Tree Farm LLC, East Bridgewater Silver Bell Farm, Monson
Vandervalk Family Tree Farm, Mendon Wolfie's Tree Farm, Ashfield

Real Christmas Trees:  The Environbmental Choice!

Photos from ...
Paul Bunyan's Farm, Chicopee Chestnut Mountain Farm, Hatfield Cranston's Tree Farm, Ashfield Evergreen Farm, Sterling
Indian Rock Farm, Foxboro Kip's Christmas Tree Farm, New Braintree Merrihill Tree Farm, Merrimac
Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm, Stow Pacing Pine Farm, Shirley Seekonk Tree Farm, Great Barrington

Grower Photos

Photos from ...
Crane Hill Tree Farm, Washington, MA Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm, Ashfield, MA Ioka Valley Farm, Hancock, MA
Justamere Tree Farm, Worthington, MA Rick LeBlanc, MDAR Pierce's Tree Farm, Lunenburg, MA
Seekonk Tree Farm, Great Barrington, MA Vandervalk Farm, Mendon, MA

Whether these 5-year old Christmas trees are planted mechanically
or with a spade, it will take them another 7 years to reach market size.


Growing Christmas trees is ecologically beneficial to bird habitat and wildlife.



Every year, after a tree reaches three to four feet in height, it is given a "haircut." It is trimmed with a sharp knife, hedge shears, mechanical machine, pole trimmer, or pruning shears.

Experts in Christmas tree culture and diseases speak to MCTA members
at Association twilight and annual meetings.

MCTA members participate in Christmas tree fair contests and create
educational displays for fairgoers and for legislative members at Mass AG Day.

In the fall, a wholesale Christmas tree grower will select and grade, according to USDA standards,
the number of trees he has for sale. Then in mid-November, the harvest process begins
for both the retail and wholesale grower.

Traditionally, the Commissioner of Agriculture cuts down a ceremonial Christmas tree at one of our farms to "kick off" the Christmas tree selling season. This tree is then donated to a member of the armed forces.


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