2020 Annual Meeting
SCTA’s 2020 annual meeting will be held August 7, 8 & 9 in Gulf Shores, Alabama at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel. Please visit www.LodgeAtGulfStatePark.com. The physical address is 21196 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542. Make your reservations now in the name of the Southern Christmas Tree Association by calling Terri Bonifay at (251) 923-2936. The group rate deadline is July 7, 2020.
Basic overview: leading up to scheduled events enjoy the beaches before and after; Friday evening the board will meet and share a meal; Saturday discussions, lunch, dinner and auction will be in The Lodge; Sunday everyone visits Fish River Trees then heads home safely or to continue enjoying The Emerald Coast afterwards.
The Sunday farm tour will be at Fish River Trees (www.FishRiverTrees.com) near Summerdale with Steve and Sandra Mannhard as hosts.
It is strongly recommended that participants wear suitable face masks, especially inside, and practice social distancing wherever possible.
If ever you were interested in attending an SCTA function and are not from the immediate area now is the time to do it on some of the world's finest beaches. There is a reason why the area is known as The Emerald Coast. Come on down ya'll!
If you are considering Christmas tree farming, in your planning stages, a new grower or someone with a world of experience SCTA's membership, field days and annual meetings are where you will learn something more valuable than the books.
Choose-and-cut Christmas trees are the freshest of fresh trees!
Choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree is a wonderful outing to begin your Christmas season. Bring your family and friends to experience the fun and excitement of a working farm where you can find your perfect tree, and enjoy pumpkin patches, hay rides, wreaths, gift shops, farm animals, school tours, breathe some fresh air, and many other offerings.
Bring home a healthy, fresh grown Christmas tree from a local farm.
Our proud members invite you to explore our website, call or e-mail, check us out on the web, Facebook or other social media but most encouragingly come on out and visit the farm. We are confident you will return!
Real trees make scents!
If you are considering starting your own Christmas tree farm, full-time or as a hobby, it will be rewarding to see your hard work come to life. As with any farming endeavor, Christmas tree farming requires smart planning, efficient management, a dedicated application of information, determination and good old work. There is no better organization than the Southern Christmas Tree Association to become a member of when considering such an operation, implementing farming practices or increasing your knowledge base of this rewarding industry. Sharing experience counts at SCTA.
SCTA believes in members helping members and creating memories that will last a lifetime.