Christmas Tree Facts

We have collected a few Christmas tree facts to share with you:

  • Trees on our farmThere 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 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 whereas 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