About Us


          The California Christmas Tree Association started in 1952 with growers in the Santa Cruz area getting together to share ideas.  More and more growers were invited to these meetings and liked the idea of sharing information with each other so they incorporated in 1956.  Since then the Association has grown from just grower members to include all aspects of the Real Tree industry in California and now also includes Wholesalers, Retail Lot Operators, and Suppliers.  

          Our members are dedicated in providing the astute California shoppers of Real Trees the freshest possible product and a memorable shopping experience.

          We have lots of “expert” men and women who welcome anyone interested in getting into this original “green” industry and they greatly enjoy helping new members succeed in it.  Contact Sam Minturn by email at CalifCTA@aol.com if you’d like membership information.