Certified NC Christmas Tree Seed

Year Funded




The Upper Mountain Research Station will construct a metal building on a concrete slab that will serve as the main hub to process, store and distribute the most elite Fraser Fir seed in the world. This building will also have lab and office space with the capability to fully support the Fraser Fir breeding program from NCSU. This building will be located in Ashe County, which is in the heart of Christmas tree country. It will be uniquely suited to support the rapidly growing Christmas tree industry.

Tracy Taylor
Superintendent, Upper Mountain Research Station
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 1020 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699