Save the Date: ECA's 2023 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 in nearby Cambridge, MN
Review the meetings' agendas, map, guest speakers and
make your hotel reservations soon
Complete your ECA Meeting Registration Form from our website or meeting announcement and mail by July 15, 2023.
(Info to be mailed to all ECA members in June 2023)
See pages: "Events Thursday", "Events Friday, Saturday", "Speakers" "Hotel Reservations" "Maps: 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