Resources

Protect Your Customers with Branded PPE

PCTGA is pleased to offer members with this new benefit! Keep your customers and employees safe this holiday season. Click here to review this exclusive offer from Bustard Advertising for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other items for your retail operation. Pricing listed is for PCTGA members only and Bustard Advertising will donate 5% of all proceeds back to the association.

Best Practices for Your Farm

PCTGA has developed Best Practices documents for you to use at your farm. You may download them below to print and hang at your farm. The first document is for your customers and we are providing a larger format in addition to the standard 8 1/2 x 11. We encourage you to hang these around your farm. The second document is for your employees and should be displayed where they will see it. The third document is our comprehensive Best Practices for your retail operation.

These documents are Members Only Resources. If you are not a PCTGA member, we would love to have you join our association. Click here for more information and to join.

The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) has also developed the following Best Practices documents:

Click here for NCTA Choose & Cut Farm Best Practices Recommendations
Click here for NCTA Christmas Tree Lot Best Practices Recommendations

Are you looking for farm advice and desire information from someone in the industry? Please contact one of the PCTGA members below.

Jim Rockis
Quarter Pine Tree Farm, Smithfield, PA
304-282-3470
jerockis@gmail.com

Gary Thomas
Winterfarm, LLC, Millersville, PA
717-880-7678
gthomas1a@aol.com

Christmas Tree Growers Aren’t Bugged by the Spotted Lanternfly

Click here to learn why.

Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease

One of the biggest health risks Christmas tree farmers face today is Lyme Disease. It’s important to check for ticks when you come in from the field, but you should also be treating your clothes. Soaking your clothes in a Permethrin solution can help guard against ticks that may stay on your clothes after you take them off.

Click here for instructions on how to soak your clothes in Permethrin.