Advantages of being a PNWCTA member.
Members have the opportunity to join with
other Christmas tree growers, buyers,
retailers, educators and suppliers to exchange ideas,
information and methods.
Members have the advantage of market exposure at the
September Tree Fair and Trade Show where Buyers and Sellers
traditionally meet. It features industry equipment and supplies on
display as well as retail lot demonstrations, research and
marketing information and much more! The PNWCTA Tree Fair and Trade
Show is the largest show of its kind in our industry.
Members may also attend the Short Course seminar and the
Summer Meeting and Farm Tour. At each event experts discuss topics
such as new growing and harvesting methods, pesticide and safety
information, business practices and tax implications for those
involved in our industry.
For just $50, members have the opportunity to be listed in
the annual Buy-Sell Directory which places the sellers'
name, contact information and trees available before prospective
buyers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The Directory is
published in April and is offered, free of charge, to interested
Members receive a 15 percent discount on advertising in the
Christmas Tree Lookout and the Buy-Sell
Directory. Members receive the Christmas Tree Lookout
magazine as part of their membership dues. The Lookout
contains informative articles on all aspects of the Christmas tree
industry as well as information on Association activities. The
Lookout is considered the top publication of its kind in
the Christmas tree industry
For $50, Choose & Cut members may list in
a colorful Guide which is distributed free of charge throughout
Oregon and Washington during the holiday season. The Guide includes
a map and provides name, address and phone number, trees available
and services offered. It is offered free to the public through
various community organizations, radio, newspapers, television and
is on our website.
Members receive an annual Membership Directory.
The Directory is a ready resource containing helpful information
such as fellow member contact information as well as types of trees
or services that they provide.
Members receive discounted group rates on liability
insurance for retail lots and/or Choose & Cut
Members may take advantage of a November Hotline which
informs last-minute buyers which growers still have trees
All members have the opportunity to purchase a mailing
list of potential buyers. The list is kept current and contains
several thousand names of interested buyers and can be sorted by
state and/or zip code.
Committee investigates questions of interest on the consumer level
such as lot operation, keepability, marketing and liability
The Research Committee is responsible for selecting
research subjects and directing ensuing studies. It has guided
research on subjects of major interest to growers such as tree
diseases, Douglas-fir and noble fir provenance tests, clone
development, stress in tree growth and quality, soil management and
Members also receive the benefit of marketing backup such
as retail ads, brochures and public relations in national consumer
magazines. Additionally, the Marketing Committee is responsible for
the national promotion of the Association's Buy-Sell Directory to
wholesale Christmas tree buyers.
Through the Tree Industry Partnership (TIP) program,
PNWCTA members contribute to the National Christmas Tree
Association. These funds support ongoing national industry programs
including legislative representation in Washington D.C., public
relations effort with schools and media stations, coordination of
municipal recycling efforts with the Solid Waste Association of
North America (SWANA) and many other industry programs.