Greetings and Welcome to the Delaware Christmas Tree Growers' Association (DCTGA) website. DCTGA is a group of people joined together for the purpose of improving the practices of growing and promoting the sale of Christmas trees and related products, and for educating DCTGA members and the general public regarding the benefits of growing Christmas trees.
The summer is quickly slipping away, as we lose two minutes of daylight each day. Mother Nature is telling us that Fall is approaching and Delaware Christmas Tree Growers are working hard to finish pruning and shearing our trees, so they will be ready for the Christmas season.
This summer brought Delaware a lot of sunshine and rain-both necessary for good tree growth. However, sun and rain also makes weeds and grass grow! Delaware Christmas tree farmers have been busy controlling the weeds and cutting the grass, so that their trees are not harmed by the competition for nutrients, which are in the soil. By cutting down the competing weeds and grass growers assure that their trees have adequate air circulation and nutrients they need to grow.