For our last market size posting before Christmas, later this week, we thought we’d present some figures on the industry involved in growing all those Christmas trees we decorate this time of year. The market sizes below are the number of trees harvested from Christmas tree farms in 2002 and 2007, a period over which we see a decline in numbers.
Geographic reference: United States
Year: 2002 and 2007
Market size: 20.8 Million and 17.4 Million trees respectively
Source: “USDA Census of Agriculture,” update, National Christmas Tress Association, available here. The image of trees being loaded on a truck is from the Pure Michigan web site, available here.
Original Source:U.S. Department of Agriculture