December 22, 2014

Christmas Tree Production in the United States

According to a recent Hartford Courant article, in 2009 Connecticut produced the third-highest number of Christmas trees in New England – 101,000. Vermont and Maine produced more trees, cutting 121,000 and 124,000 respectively.

The largest Christmas tree producing states aren’t in New England, though. That same year, Oregon produced close to five million trees and North Carolina cut more than 2.8 million trees.

The National Christmas Tree Association reports that there are between 25 and 30 million real Christmas trees sold each year in the United States. The most common Christmas tree species are balsam fir, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine, and white pine.