Christmas Tree Area of Expertise Team Christmas Tree Area of Expertise Team

Christmas Tree AoE


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.


Vision Statement

We envision a profitable Christmas tree industry in Michigan that is environmentally responsible and competitive on a regional and national scale.

Mission Statement

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.

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Goal #2: Support Christmas tree growers by helping them to manage their businesses in a more profitable manner and develop new market opportunities.

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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.

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What's New?

Video PageClick Here to View MSU Extension Video Series

New Info Link New 2015 Insecticides Recommendations 2015

New Info Link New 2015 Resistered Insecticides Recommendations 2015

New Info Link New 2015 Diseases Recommendations 2015

New Info Link New 2015 Fungicides Recommendations 2015

New Info Link New Nutrient and pH Recommendations

New Info Link Spruce Spider Mite Management

News & Events

Gypsy Moth Spray tool Available on Enviro-Weather! July-August, 2015
MCTA Summer Meeting, Getty Tree Farm Manton, MI July 24, 2015 National Tree and Wreath Contests, Spring Grove, IL
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