The Irish Christmas tree Growers represents the major body of producers and suppliers of top grade Christmas Trees in Ireland
What We Do
Ireland’s temperate climate and soils are perfectly suited to the production of top quality Christmas trees. Our favourable mild winters and cool summers, together with high levels of rainfall and free draining soils enables Irish Christmas tree growers to produce some of the finest trees in Europe.
Ideal planting sites for Christmas trees should be well sheltered in relatively fertile and free draining soils. Christmas tree growing is an all year-round operation, involving specialist attention from the initial site preparation to the ongoing maintenance of the crop. Noble Fir (Abies Procera) is the most preferred tree because of its distinctive blue to green shading and its ability to retain its needles. The annual maintenance programme encompasses a broad range of husbandry activities from weed control, crop fertilisation, tree training and harvesting. On average it takes 7 – 10 years for a Christmas tree to grow to a minimum height of 2 metres.
We provide Christmas trees both for export throughout Europe and on the home market. With over a hundred producers throughout the country we can guarantee an extensive variety of Firs - Nordmann, Noble, Korean. We also have available Lodgepole Pine and large Norway Spruce (up to 50 ft) for outdoor and Corporate use.
In 2014 the Irish Christmas Tree Growers supported the Jack and Jill Foundation