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Guide to the California Christmas Tree Growers Records
MS 75  
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Description
This collection contains the CCTG's newsletters no. 1-119 with some meeting notes and a scrapbook of organization's activities and publicity.
Background
The Christmas Tree Growers of Monterey Bay was formed in 1952 with a small number of growers in Santa Cruz meeting to share ideas. Howard A. Neilson, owner of Crest Ranch, the oldest "Choose and Cut" tree farm in the Western United States" was the first President. His "tree plantation" was a new approach to producing and selling Christmas Trees in California. In 1952, the organization had shortened it's name to California Christmas Tree Growers and incorporated in 1956. Since then it has grown from just grower members to include all aspects of the Real Tree industry in California, including wholesalers, retail lot operators and suppliers and changed it's name to the California Christmas Tree Association to reflect the broad range of the members.
Extent
5 flats
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.