Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association

WCTPA Events

WCTPA Winter Convention: "From the Ground Up"
January 25-26, 2019

Radisson® Hotel La Crosse
200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI, 54601

Ask for our group room rate when you call (608) 784-6680 Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; or call Central Reservations line 24 hours a day at 1-800-333-3333. Make reservation by Dec. 24, 2108 for this rate.

Wreath contest rules

Hello from your Executive Secretary. I hope you can make it to the winter convention. It’s going to be worth it!  Read all the way down!

Tentative Program:


1:15- 5:00 pm Board of Directors meeting
1:00- 5:00      Vendor set-up


6:30 am Restaurant opens for breakfast
8:00 am Convention Registration opens; Wreath contest set up
8:00 -11 am  Vendors set up
8:30    Opening remarks and welcome
8:45    Webinar: Bert Cregg on cone production
9:45    Seminar: DATCP- EHS and Boxwood blight and other issues
11:00  Vendors open, Wreath Contest judging opens
11:30   Lunch
1:00    Seminar: Steve Rosenthal on chemicals
2:00    Ag Source, Chris Clark, on soil and tissue testing
1:00    Concurrent Interactive Wreath Sessions: Tim Zimmerman on getting started in wreaths and history of wreaths in WI
1:45    Wreath Session: Greg Hann on wreath large-scale production issues
2:15    Wreath Sessions: Floral Designer Joanne Hosley on custom designs & pricing
3:00- 5:00 Social Hour with vendors; vendor supplied beer/wine
6:00    Banquet and entertainment, 1. Alice in Dairyland, Kaitlyn Riley; 2. How not to do a media interview


6:30 am Restaurant opens, Breakfast on your own
9:00    Vendors open
9:15    Semi-annual business meeting & NCTA report
10:00  CTPB report, Q&A from Marsha Gray
11:00  Visit vendors
11:45  Lunch
1:00    Vendors close and tear down
1:00    “Continue the Conversation” at small group discussions with subject experts and multiple topics.
2:00    Continue the conversation with a different topic
2:45    Door prizes, closing remarks
3:00    Convention ends

Bert Cregg, Michigan State University, Dept. of Horticulture
Chris Clark, CCA, AgSource Laboratories
Steve Rosenthal, T H Agri-chemicals
Greg Hann, Hann’s Christmas Farm
Joanne Hosley, Floral Designer
Tim Zimmerman, Mitchell Metal Products
Marsha Gray, Christmas Tree Promotion Board
Brooke Sanneh, Dept. of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Kaitlyn Riley, 2018 Alice in Dairyland

The registration papers will be posted here (soon) and also mailed out. E-mail or call if you need them, 608-742-8663.

2018 Last Summer Convention

If you were able to come, thank you! If you missed it, plan to attend one of the next conventions; you won't be sorry. Here is the vendor list for you to review, find needed equipment or supplies, and call them to place an order. Vendors, Exhibitors & Speaker ListTree Contest Rules

National Tree and Wreath Contests: August 8-10, 2019

Will be held at the Pennsylvania summer convention.

Next WCTPA Summer Convention: August 16-17, 2019

Will be in Walworth County at Country Side Trees. The Mid-America Christmas Tree Association will join us.

Note: Payment of convention registration is required by all people to attend any convention. Vendors/suppliers must purchase booth space – no selling from or walking the floor. Please contact us if you have questions.



The mission of the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association is to promote real Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery through marketing, and education of our members and customers by quality production of real farm fresh and fragrant products while protecting the environment.

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