The Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association is an association of Christmas tree growers and related industry businessmen and businesswomen. They are dedicated to producing environmentally friendly, farm grown Christmas trees and wreaths in a sustainable manner, taking care of their land so it will be healthy for many generations.
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.
Choose these links for more information:
Photos (Google page)
Statistics on Christmas trees (summary):
pdf document, MS word document
2014 Wisconsin Agriculture Statistics Bulletin (pdf)
USDA Farm Reporter - WI, June 2014 (pdf)
2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties documents:
Number of Christmas Trees Sold; Varieties Sold and Nursery Stock
Census of Horticulture Specialties - Wisconsin Highlights
Census of Horticulture Specialties - Highlights
After getting your tree home, follow these guidelines:
Christmas Tree Care
Christmas tree care (Word doc)
More about trees:
Trees & More; University of Illinois Extension This is a great site with a lot of information.
Wisconsin Christmas Tree growers are donating Real Christmas Trees as
part of the nationwide Trees for Troops program, sponsored by the
Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association, the Christmas SPIRIT
Foundation and FedEx Corp.
Trees for Troops is expected to collect
15,000 to 17,000 Real Christmas Trees from 27 states and deliver them to
military families across the United States, as well as to soldiers serving
The Trees for Troops program was launched in 2005, and with the help of
FedEx Corp., delivered more than 4,300 Christmas Trees to five U.S.
military bases, as well as an overseas shipment to the Middle East that
year. In 2006, the program expanded to deliver more than 11,000 trees to
25 bases, and in 2007, 16,846 trees were delivered to 37 bases plus
National Guard families in CA, IL, NY, TN.
The collection and delivery of trees will take place from the end of
November through December. Consumers may make contributions to the
Christmas SPIRIT Foundation at www.ChristmasSPIRITFoundation.org.
Christmas Spirit Foundation - based in Chesterfield, Mo, is a
not-for-profit foundation that advances the Christmas spirit for children,
families and the environment. Trees for Troops is just one of its
National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA)-
is the professional organization representing nearly 5,000 farms
and retailers engaged in growing and selling Real Christmas Trees to
consumers. For more information, go to www.realchristmastrees.org
Photos Posted in Google Albums
Tree & Wreath contest winners
Governor Walker cutting a tree for the Conference Room
Presenting trees & wreaths to Governor in December
Trees are cut and piled, waiting to be shipped
Hard-working wreath makers cut boughs and assemble wreaths to decorate
State Capitol Christmas Tree...