Friday, December 21, 2018

Feel Good Friday - National Christmas Tree Association

With Christmas around the corner, it's time to make the National Christmas Tree Association today's Feel Good Friday organization.

As explained on their website, "the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) is the national trade association representing the Christmas tree industry." This includes over 700 member farms and more than 4,000 affiliated business that grow and sell trees or provide related supplies and services.

The NCTA's mission "is to protect and advocate for the farm-grown Christmas Tree industry" and their vision "is that a farm-grown tree is part of every Christmas celebration. They provide the White House Christmas tree (green, not red) and fund the Christmas Tree Promotion Board, which (yes, you guessed correctly) promotes real Christmas trees to enhance value and demand.

Visit the NCTA website before Christmas and use their tree locator to find real Christmas trees near you and then check their selection tips to pick your perfect tree. Help your tree last through the entire season by following these care tips.

When the holiday is over and your tree start dropping needles all over your house, follow these instructions for recycling your tree. For those of you who live in the San Francisco Bay Area,  everything you need to know about composting or recycling your tree can be found at this link.

Want to make sure you remember the NCTA next year when shopping for a tree? Like their Facebook page to stay in the loop. Merry Christmas!

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