Washington Post Names Ashe County as #1 Christmas Tree Producer in the U.S
“American tree farmers harvested at least 17 million Christmas trees each year, according to the most recent USDA Agricultural Census. And nearly half of these trees — about 8 million — come from just six counties in North Carolina and Oregon.
Topping the overall list is Ashe County, North Carolina, which produces just shy of 2 million trees per year. That’s nearly 100 for every man, woman and child living there. The Ashe County Christmas Tree Association (motto: “Real Families Choose Real Christmas Trees”) boasts that the county is the biggest tree producer east of the Mississippi. But the latest numbers show that Ashe County is now, in fact, the largest producer of trees anywhere in the U.S.”