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The organization for progressive individuals and firms active in the Christmas tree industry


    Renewing Members
    Two ways to renew today:

    1. Renew Online
    2. Login to your member profile



    New Members
    Dues are per calendar year (January 1 through December 31).
    Deadline for payment is March 1.
    When a member (or prospective member) qualifies in more than one dues category, the applicant must apply for and pay the dues in the highest membership category. 

    Membership includes one (1) Christmas Tree Lookout magazine subscription. Additional subscriptions may be purchased for $25 per year. 

    Buy-Sell Directory Listing (Optional)

    • Sellers: $50 per listing in the Seller, Nursery, Seed, and Trucker sections (one listing in each section per membership. Pre-harvest, Choose & Cut, and Retailer members are not eligible)
    • Buyers: $25 per listing in the Buyer section

    Visit the Member Storefront to purchase Buy/Sell listings and Lookout magazine subscriptions. 

    Grower

    Pre-Harvest (up to 5 years)               $301
    Choose & Cut Only*               $301
    1-40 acres               $378
    41-100 acres               $703
    101-200 acres               $1,041
    201-300 acres               $1,370
    301-500 acres               $1,957
    501-1,000 acres               $2,597
    1,001-2,500 acres               $3,241
    over 2,500 acres               $4,041




    Industrial  $459
    Brokers, commercial, nursery, supplier, equipment, services, greens industry


    Retailer $301
    Those actively involved in retailing trees to the public, i.e., tree lots, florists, store outlets. Retailers who are also suppliers, brokers, nurseries or growers do not qualify for this membership category


    Associate $196
    Educators, extension agents, foresters, employees of member firms

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Advantages of being a member!

  • Collaborative Exchange: As a member, you can connect with fellow Christmas tree growers, buyers, retailers, educators, and suppliers to share ideas, knowledge, and industry best practices.

  • Market Exposure at Tree Fair and Trade Show: Gain a competitive edge with exposure at the September Tree Fair and Trade Show, the largest event of its kind in the industry. It showcases industry equipment, retail lot demonstrations, research, marketing insights, and more, providing a platform for buyers and sellers to meet.

  • Educational Seminars and Farm Tours: Attend exclusive events like the Short Course seminar and the Summer Meeting and Farm Tour, where experts delve into topics like innovative growing and harvesting methods, safety information, business practices, and tax considerations relevant to the industry.

  • Inclusion in Buy-Sell Directory: For a mere $50, members can be listed in the annual Buy-Sell Directory, allowing their name, contact details, and tree availability to reach potential buyers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The directory is published in May and provided free of charge to interested buyers nationwide.

  • Discounted Advertising and Christmas Tree Lookout: Enjoy a 15% discount on advertising in the Christmas Tree Lookout magazine, included as part of your membership dues. This top-tier publication covers diverse aspects of the Christmas tree industry and Association activities.

  • Colorful Guide Listing for Choose & Cut Members: For $50, Choose & Cut members can list in a colorful Guide distributed throughout Oregon and Washington during the holiday season. This guide includes maps, contact information, tree availability, and services offered, ensuring wide visibility to the public through various channels.

  • Annual Membership Directory: Members receive an annual Membership Directory, a valuable resource containing fellow member contact information and details on the types of trees or services they provide.

  • Discounted Liability Insurance Rates: Benefit from discounted group rates on liability insurance for retail lots and Choose & Cut operations.

  • November Hotline Access: Utilize the November Hotline to inform last-minute buyers about the availability of trees from your business.

  • Purchase Potential Buyer Mailing List: Access a current mailing list of potential buyers, categorized by state and zip code.

  • Retailer Committee Support: The Retailer Committee investigates consumer-level questions related to lot operation, tree keepability, marketing, and liability insurance.

  • Research Committee Contributions: The Research Committee selects and directs studies on topics of major interest to growers, such as tree diseases, provenance tests for Douglas-fir and noble fir, clone development, stress in tree growth and quality, soil management, and seedling research.

  • Marketing Backup: Enjoy marketing support, including retail ads, brochures, and public relations in national consumer magazines. The Marketing Committee actively promotes the Association's Buy-Sell Directory to wholesale Christmas tree buyers.

  • Support for National Industry Programs: A portion of your annual dues contributes to the National Christmas Tree Association's Tree Industry Partnership (TIP) program, supporting national industry initiatives like legislative representation in Washington D.C., public relations efforts, and recycling coordination.

  • Additional NCTA Benefits via NAPP Program: PNWCTA members also receive specific benefits through the NCTA, such as a free basic listing on the NCTA Website Tree Locator or an enhanced listing for a nominal fee, the option to link to their own website, and access to a discounted subscription to the American Christmas Tree Journal.