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Michigan Christmas Tree Association

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Upcoming Meetings

Mark your calendar for the following MCTA 2021 Meetings:

  • MCTA Winter Meeting scheduled for March 4-5, 2021 at the Double Tree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
  • MCTA  Summer Meeting scheduled for July 28-30, 2021 at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, MI


Virtual Meeting  - Link to purchase taped webinar series

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Did you miss the Great Lakes Christmas Tree Virtual Meeting/Webinar Series? No problem! Click the link below to purchase the recorded webinar series and start watching today!


When you complete your purchase through Eventbrite an email with a link to view the speaker presentations will be emailed to you.


News & Events

Enjoy holiday memories for years to come with a living tree.Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Extension, Departments of Horticulture and Forestry, and Jill O'Donnell, MSU Extension - November 26, 2019Living, container-gro...

Real Christmas trees bring real joy! The warm tradition, joyful scent and natural beauty simply cannot be manufactured. Use the MCTA's choose and cut or retail locators to find the centerpiece of your Christmas tradition!

As many of you are heading out and picking that perfect real Christmas tree to trim, here is one more reason you are making the right choice. Real Christmas trees are 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable, making your Christmas green in more than ...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The culmination of the Thanksgiving holiday has subsided and we are heading into a new season – Christmas. Meaning, it’s finally time to put up your fresh, real tree and decorate for the holidays. With the to...


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Celebrate with a Fresh Christmas Tree

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Choosing the right Christmas tree
Michigan farms and tree lots offer an array of great Christmas tree choices. Whether you look for a pre-cut tree at a local tree lot or bundle up the family for the choose-and-cut experience, you will find a wide variety of tree types that offer something for everyone. To help you pick the perfect tree, Michigan State University Extension has developed a description of the main types of trees grown in Michigan.

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Tips for success with your first real Christmas tree
The scent of a real Christmas tree in the house, the allure of a family outing to select a real tree and the appeal of buying local are among the reasons people buy real Christmas trees. For some, especially people who grew up in households with an artificial tree, buying and setting up a real tree may seem like daunting task. With a little planning, however, having a real tree can add a fun and enjoyable family experience to the holidays.

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Water is the essential ingredient in keeping your real Christmas tree fresh
Before you set up your tree, make a fresh, straight cut across the base of the tree, removing a half-inch or more from the bottom. Why do we want to make a fresh cut? After the tree is harvested, resin begins to collect in the tree’s ducts, sealing off water-conducting tissue. Making a fresh cut removes the blocked resin and allows water to move into the trunk and eventually evaporating (transpire) from the foliage.