Exotic Conifer Association

Annual Meeting 2023

Make the Trip to Wisconsin In August to

           St. Croix Valley Tree Farm

We had a great meeting at Downey's Farm and Nursery in Quebec Canada in September 2022

                   See our Summary in the 2022 Fall Newsletter

Save the Date:  ECA's Annual Meeting,  August 3, 2023 at
Shottler's ST. Croix Valley Christmas Trees

Followed by the Minnesota - NCTA Summer meeting  Aug. 4&5 

at Wolcyns Tree Farm near Cambridge MN


August 3-5, 2023

Complete your registration (click here) or by mail (sent to all ECA members via USPS in June 2023) 

by July 15, 2023. 

See: "Events Thursday", "Events  Friday, Saturday" "Hotel Reservations" and "Registration Forms" for more details and updates.

Who are we?

We are a group of individuals interested in exploring alternative species of Christmas trees and ornamentals. The purpose of this association is to promote the use of potentially exciting and beautiful conifers that will enhance our home and landscape not only during the Christmas season but throughout the entire year.

ECA Mission

The mission of the Exotic Conifer Association is to educate, collect, and disseminate information from the experience of growing non-invasive exotic conifers as Christmas trees and ornamentals.

Many exotics can provide one or more of the following benefits:


Our Objectives: