Information for Consumers
Christmas Tree Choices
- The Environmental Choice: The Real Christmas Tree vs. The Fake Christmas Tree — Reasons why real Christmas trees are better than fake "trees."
- Selecting the Right Tree — How to decide which tree to purchase.
- Table on Postharvest Quality Ratings for Christmas Trees — Scientific research on how long different Christmas tree species can be displayed.
Where to Purchase Your Real Tree
- Where to Buy Your Real Christmas Tree — Information on where real farm-grown North Carolina Christmas tree can be purchased.
- Links to Christmas Tree Associations — Information on choose & cut farms, mail-order trees, and wholesale growers.
- Link to NCDA&CS Farmers Markets — where you can purchase a farm fresh Christmas tree.
Christmas Trees at Home
- When Was Your Tree Cut: Freshness, Fire Safety and Your Tree — Tips on how to pick out a fresh tree
- Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh — Tree Care Tips
- An Evaluation of Christmas Tree Preservatives — The short answer is, just use water!
- Factsheet: Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees— How to select and care for balled and burlaped trees to plant after the holidays in your yard.
- Post-Harvest Pests on Christmas Trees
- Old Christmas Trees Can Benefit Wildlife — US Fish & Wildlife Service
Christmas Tree Production
- Christmas Trees by the Number — Facts and figures about the Christmas tree industry in North Carolina.
- Information about Christmas Tree Production in North Carolina
- A Christmas Tree's Long Journey Home — How your Christmas tree made it into your home.
- What Is an IPM Farm?
- The Pollinator Study — Studying how Christmas tree fields in North Carolina create habitat for pollinators.
- FAQ's: Christmas Tree Production and the Environment
- What are people talking about?
- North Carolina Christmas Tree Association Blog
- Follow North Carolina Cooperative Christmas tree programming on
- Christmas Tree Contacts — How to get in touch with people at NCSU, NC Cooperative Extension, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences, and the NC Forest Service involved with Christmas trees at both the state and county level
- History of the Christmas Tree Industry in North Carolina
- North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services — Christmas tree information
- North Carolina Christmas Tree Association
Web Crafter: Anne S. Napier and Jill R. Sidebottom
Updated November, 2011