There are approximately 25 - 30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the United States every year.
Approximately 330,000 Real Christmas Trees are sold via e-commerce or catalog and shipped mail order.
North-American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty (80%) of artificial trees are manufactured in China.
Real Trees are renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.
For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, up to 3 seedlings are planted in its place the following spring.
There are about 500,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
There are about 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the U.S., and over 100,000 people employed full or part-time in the industry.
It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of average retail sale 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, and Wisconsin.
The top selling Christmas Trees are: Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, Virginia Pine, and White Pine.