NC State Extension

NC Christmas Trees

The following links will take you to production guides, pest management information and other resources that offer critical information for the commercial production of Christmas trees in North Carolina.

Crop Profiles

  • Christmas Trees (Mountains) (updated 06/02/2008)
    A production overview for Fraser fir production within the state of North Carolina including general production information, production practices, worker activities, insect and mite, and disease management including chemical, biological and cultural control methods.
  • Christmas Trees (Piedmont and Coastal Plain) (updated 2015)
    A production overview for Christmas tree crops in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina including general production information, production practices, worker activities, insect and mite, and disease management including chemical, biological and cultural control methods.

Production and Pest Management Information

IPM Elements

Pest Management Strategic Plan

Publications

  • North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual
    The manual has ten main sections:
    I. Pesticide use and safety information
    II. Chemical application equipment
    III. How to send specimens for disease, insect, and weed identification
    IV. Fertilizer use
    V. Insect control
    VI. Insect and disease control of fruits
    VII. Chemical weed control
    VIII. Plant growth regulators
    IX. Animal damage control
    X. Disease control
    Detailed information on controlling pests of field crops, forage crops, grains, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, turf, landscape, nursery, livestock, poultry, home garden, communities, and industrial sites is included.
  • Christmas Tree Notes
    A series of informational sheets presented in a non-technical format which discusses various aspects of Christmas tree production and marketing that are intended for use by growers, retailers, and consumers.
  • North Carolina Christmas Trees (NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services)
    Marketing and statistical information concerning the production and sales of NC Christmas trees.
  • Pesticides & Wildlife – Christmas Trees
    A fact sheet explaining how to minimize the damage to wildlife from pesticide use.
  • Scouting Fraser Fir in North Carolina
    Scouting and control methods for pest commonly found in Fraser fir Christmas trees.
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