About The OCTA

The OCTA is a non-profit organization made up of Christmas tree growers from across the state. Current membership is over 220 members.

Members have the opportunity to participate in the annual winter and summer meetings, Christmas tree colleges, web links, Operation Evergreen, the Ohio State Fair plus much more.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the association contact the OCTA Office at 740.828.3331 or val@ohiochristmastree.com.

Mission Statement

OCTA sponsors activities and programs that help Christmas tree producers achieve success in plantation management and small business creation, promotion and development. OCTA members work together to help consumers discover more about the aesthetic, ecological and economic benefits of tree production and help families enhance holiday traditions and memories with visiting member farms and obtaining an Ohio-grown Christmas tree.

Board of Directors

2017 Officers

President: Al DiVencenzo of DiVencenzo Family Tree Farm (Lorain County)

Vice President: Bill Cackler of Cackler Family Farms (Deleware County)

Secretary: Mary Jan Perdulla of Pioneer Trails Tree Farm (Mahoning County)

Treasurer: Avery Wilcox III of Wilcox Farms (Lorain County)

Benefits of Membership

Members of the OCTA have the opportunity to take advantage of educational events held throughout the year as well as educational opportunities througgh print publications. These include:

  • The annual summer and winter meetings
  • Christmas Tree Colleges – learning from other growers
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Great Lakes magazine
  • Abbreviated listing on the OCTA web site.

The OCTA also hosts Operation Evergreen each year and promotes the industry at the Ohio State Fair.

Membership and Other Information

If you have any questions regarding the OCTA or its membership, feel free to contact us and we will answer any questions you may have.

The Ohio Christmas Tree Association, Inc.

c/o Valerie Graham
6870 Licking Valley Rd.,
Frazeysburg, OH 43822


Or feel free to download membership form below and submit it to the address or email above.

Download: Membership Form (right click to download)