Exotic Conifer Association
Join us: August 4-8, 2021 at the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association Summer meeting near Jefferson, NC
Save the date and watch for your registration information here and to ECA members via USPS in June 2021
See "Events" for more details
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.
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