North Carolina Christmas Tree Association
The mission of the North Carolina Christmas Tree
Association (NCCTA) is to promote "real" Christmas trees
through marketing and education. The NCCTA strives to
contribute to the success of the Christmas tree industry
by providing ethical, professional, and visionary
North Carolina has 1,600 growers producing an estimated
50 million Fraser Fir Christmas trees growing on over
25,000 acres. Fraser Fir trees represent over 90% of all
species grown in North Carolina. The North Carolina
Christmas tree industry is ranked second in the nation
in number of trees harvested.
Watauga County Christmas Tree Association
Growers in Watauga County organized the first mountain
incorporated association to advance the interests of the
nursery industry in February 1980. The growers that were
instrumental in organizing the Watauga County Christmas
Tree Association were Kenneth Dotson, Tom Foxx, Marvin
Storie, and Harry Yates, along with County Extension
Director, Gene Brewer. The first Board of Directors
included Herbert Aldridge, Ray Clark, Kenneth Dotson,
Raymond Farthing, Tom Foxx (Vice President), Marvin
Storie, Denver Taylor, Bobby Yates
(Secretary/Treasurer), and Harry Yates (President).
Members voted in 2006 to change the name of the
association to the Watauga County Christmas Tree
Association in order to better represent the actual
National Christmas Tree Association
The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) strives
to be one voice representing Christmas tree
professionals and promoting the use of real Christmas
trees. More than 5,100 professionals support NCTA
programs through membership; participation (through
their state association) in the Tree Industry
Partnership (TIP) program and/or individual investments
in the Market Expansion Campaign.
NC Nursery & Landscape Contractors Association
The North Carolina Association of Nurserymen and the
North Carolina Landscape & Grounds Management
Association voted to merge October 1, 2006 into the
North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc.
NCNLA is a membership organization of firms interested
in the welfare of North Carolina's green industry with
emphasis on the nursery and landscape industries.
Members include wholesale growers, retailers, suppliers,
landscapers, horticulture students and educators.
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