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Topic - National Christmas Tree Association
The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) is a professional organization in the United States of over 5,100 "Christmas tree professionals" in various capacities. The group focuses its work into three areas: promotion and research, federal representation (which includes Congressional lobbying), and professional education. The association was founded in 1955 and has more than 1,800 members. - Source: Wikipedia
Christmas may be six months off, but it seems the Grinch is already at work.
Mulching is often the fate for post-Christmas trees. The firs, spruces, pines and cedars that have brightened homes during the holiday season are ground into pieces for homeowners to feed their springtime gardens. An increasing number of government agencies and clever businesses are using leftover trees for more than compost.
Is the Obama administration really taxing Christmas trees?