Latest News from the National Christmas Tree Association

Silent Night Evergreens Named NCTA’s 2017 Grand Champion Christmas Tree Grower – A Balsam Fir Christmas Tree grown by David and Jim Chapman of Silent Night Evergreens, located in Endeavor, Wisconsin, was awarded the 2017 Grand Champion at the National Christmas Tree Association’s (NCTA) 2017 National Christmas Tree Contest. As growers of the Grand Champion […]

Brown Tail Moth Survey

Browntail Moth Flight Have you seen fat, fuzzy white moths around your lights over the past three weeks? If so they may be Browntail Moths (they have brown bodies). The Maine Forest Service, Maine Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation, would like your help in tracking the moth flight. Please go to to fill out a […]

Funding Opportunity

The following news item is being sent to DACF subscribers as a courtesy. Funding Opportunity: Acer Access and Development Program 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced that $1 million in competitive grant funding is available for the Acer Access and Development Program (Acer).  This program supports the efforts […]

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert

This announcement is also posted with color pictures on the Highmoor Farm Spotted Wing Drosophila web blog at, where you can subscribe to updates. Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  7/21/2017 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology There has been an increase in spotted wing drosophila […]

Bee Pollinator Habitat

Bee Pollinator Habitat I planted. Summer 2017     On the Web: Sugargrove Website Since 1823 Sugargrove Tree Farm is a family owned and operated, choose and harvest Christmas Tree Farm, located on a historic Ashland County farm that has been in our family since 1823. Join Our Mailing List! Spring and early summer at […]