Welcome to the Michigan State University Christmas tree Area of Expertise Team Website. This site is developed and supported by MSU faculty and agents dedicated to support the Christmas tree industry in Michigan.
We envision a profitable Christmas tree industry in Michigan that is environmentally responsible and competitive on a regional and national scale.
Michigan State University's Christmas Tree AoE is dedicated to maintaining Michigan as a major Christmas tree producing state with national visibility and stature, by conducting educational, demonstration and research programs designed to maintain and enhance the contributions of the Christmas tree industry to Michigan's economy.
Goals and Objectives
Goal #1: Assist Christmas tree growers in the production of high quality trees, more efficiently and in an environmentally sound manner.
Goal #2: Support Christmas tree growers by helping them to manage their businesses in a more profitable manner and develop new market opportunities.
Goal #3: Build leadership in the Christmas tree industry that will allow that industry to expand and to compete on a regional and national basis.