Your Tree Guy's Tree Facts #2
The Christmas Tree Market In The US
The Christmas trees industry is a lucrative and very serious business. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that 25-30 million Christmas trees are sold annually in the US.
More than 100,000 people are employed by the Christmas tree industry and more than 350 million trees are grown on more than 15,000 tree farms in the US. Christmas trees take between 3-10 years to grow before they are harvested for the festive season. 15,000 Christmas tree farmers across the US grow these trees, making up about 295,162 acres. Most Christmas trees are spruce, fir and pine trees.
The market worth of Christmas trees is estimated at close
to $380 million in annual sales.