History of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Industry
Introduction In August 2009, the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association celebrated its 50th year. To commemorate this event, the history of Christmas tree production in North Carolina with special emphasis on Fraser fir was developed.
Chapter 1 — Getting Started: How Christmas Trees Came to Be Grown in the United States
Chapter 2 — Why Fraser Fir?
Chapter 3 — How Fraser Fir Made It Off the Mountain and into Christmas
Chapter 4 — Starting an Association
Chapter 5 — Early Days: the 1960s
Chapter 6 — The 1970s
Chapter 7 — The 1980s
Chapter 8 — The Last Twenty Years
Prepared by Jill Sidebottom, Ph.D.
Area Extension Forestry Specialist, Mountain Conifer IPM
NCSU College of Natural Resources
N.C. Cooperative Extension Service
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: 828.684.3562 ~ Fax: 828.684.8715