Exotic Conifer Association
Annual Meeting 2023
Make the Trip to Wisconsin In August to
St. Croix Valley Tree Farm
We had a great meeting at Downey's Farm and Nursery in Quebec Canada in September 2022
See our Summary in the 2022 Fall Newsletter
Save the Date: ECA's Annual Meeting, August 3, 2023 at
Shottler's ST. Croix Valley Christmas Trees
Followed by the Minnesota - NCTA Summer meeting Aug. 4&5
at Wolcyns Tree Farm near Cambridge MN
SAVE THE DATES!
August 3-5, 2023
Complete your registration (click here) or by mail (sent to all ECA members via USPS in June 2023)
by July 15, 2023.
See: "Events Thursday", "Events Friday, Saturday" "Hotel Reservations" and "Registration Forms" for more details and updates.
Who are we?
We are a group of individuals interested in exploring alternative species of Christmas trees and ornamentals. The purpose of this association is to promote the use of potentially exciting and beautiful conifers that will enhance our home and landscape not only during the Christmas season but throughout the entire year.
The mission of the Exotic Conifer Association is to educate, collect, and disseminate information from the experience of growing non-invasive exotic conifers as Christmas trees and ornamentals.
Many exotics can provide one or more of the following benefits:
Exceptional needle retention, foliage, color, density and texture
Desirable shape and form with little shearing
Insect and disease resistance
Frost and drought resistance
Aesthetically pleasing, interesting, and culturally educational
To encourage quality seed availability and seed orchard establishment
Coordinate group purchases of seeds, plugs, seedlings, and transplants when available
Sharing of information regarding exotic conifers through field days and online discussion groups
Organizing an annual field day to observe, discuss, and share experiences about exotics