Christmas Tree Stats and Info

Interesting Christmas Tree Facts & Statistics

  • Approximately 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. every year.
  • Close to 350 million Christmas trees currently grow on farms in the U.S. – all planted by farmers.
  • Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada.
  • For every Christmas tree that is harvested, 1-3 seedlings are planted in the spring.
  • About 350,000 acres are being used in the production of growing Christmas Trees in the U.S. – much of it is preserving green space.
  • It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical 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, Wisconsin and Washington.
  • Oregon is the #1 producing state with over 6 million trees sold a year.
  • Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since about 1850.
  • The best selling trees are Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Virginia Pine, Scotch Pine, and White Pine.
  • Over 2,000 trees are usually planted per acre. On an average 1,000-1,500 of these trees will survive
  • There are more than 21, 000 Christmas tree growers in the U.S.
  • There are around a half-billion Christmas trees growing on U.S. farms.
  • Christmas trees remove dust and pollen from the air.
  • In it’s first week in your home, a Christmas tree will consume as much as a quart of water per day.
  • In 2007 the retail market value of the 31.3 million trees purchased at the mean average purchase price of $41.50 was $1.3 billion.
  • Helicopters help to lift harvested Christmas trees from farms.