If you are thinking of starting a Christmas tree farm, we suggest you contact your provincial Christmas tree association. It will be able to best guide you towards becoming a successful Christmas tree grower.

  • Join the Association.
  • Participate at the meetings and field days usually hosted on a fellow grower’s plantation or tree lot.
  • Read up on Christmas tree production; see a starting list below.
  • Talk to as many growers as you can; they have many years of experience and can offer you valuable tips and advice.

The Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia has put together a manual on growing Christmas trees. For more information, contact their secretary directly at vmacleod@ctcns.com

Cost: $97.08, includes shipping within Canada


Other suggested reading and links

Ontario Christmas Tree Production
General overview of the industry by Todd Leuty, Agroforestry Specialist/OMAFRA

Canadian Exotic Forest Insect Guidebook

Ohio Christmas Tree Producers Manual

USDA Christmas Tree Pest Manual

The following books are also available:

“Basics of Growing Christmas Trees” by Donald B. Hilliker

“Christmas Trees: Growing and Selling Trees, Wreaths, and Greens” by Lewis Hill

“Christmas Trees for Pleasure and Profit” by Arthur Glenn Chapman




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