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Each year WCTPA sponsors a Christmas tree contest and wreath contest. The tree contest is held during our summer convention and the wreath contest is held during the winter convention.  Active members are allowed to enter the contest, with one entry in each class.

Tree Contest Winner 2011

 

 

National Tree Contest Winner 2011 from Wisconsin

Wreath Contest Winners 2011

 

Tree Contest Winners 2010

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2010treeGrandChamp_VanderVe.jpg (230054 bytes)Grand Champion: Whispering Pines Tree Farm, Dave and Mary Vander Velden, 3694 Airport Rd., Oconto, WI, 54153. Ph: 920-835-8733 or 920-660-8567.  Click here for a large file for publication.

 

2010treeReserveCh_Schroeder.jpg (212546 bytes)Reserve Champion: Schroeder's Forevergreens, Tom and Sue Schroeder, 706 Main St., Neenah, WI 54956. Ph: 920-725-9953 or 920-810-9900.  Click here for a large file for publication.

 

Wreath Contest Winners 2010

2010wreath_DoseCCFraserFirs.jpg (108041 bytes)Grand Champion Decorated: Choose & Cut Fraser Firs, Doug & Sandy Dose, 2230 48th St. NE, Rochester, MN 55906. Ph: 507-289-8811 or 507-254-1691.

2010wreath_RockyRidgeTree.jpg (70364 bytes)Grand Champion Undecorated: Rocky Ridge Tree Farm, Kirk Morrow & John Jepson, W7580 Cty Rd MM, Wautoma, WI 54982.  Ph: 920-787-5264 or 920-765-0830.

Tree Contest Winners 2009

2009GrandChampTree_RockyRidgeTreeFarm.jpg (3181356 bytes) Grand Champion Tree grown by Rocky Ridge Tree Farm, Kirk Morrow & John Jepson, W7580 Cty Rd MM, Wautoma WI 54982. Ph: 920-787-5264; 920-765-0830. The tree is a Balsam fir. Clicking on the photo will download a large photo suitable for printing.

2009ReserveChampTree_CaledoniaChrTreeFarm.jpg (2111146 bytes)Tree contest Reserve Champion grown by Caledonia Christmas Tree Farm, Russell Kook, N3551 CTH-U, Merrimac, WI 53561. phone 608-235-5428.  The tree is a Concolor fir. Clicking on the photo will download a large photo suitable for printing.

 

 

Wreath Contest Winners 2009

  Mary and Don Miller, Mary's Holiday Wreaths, Plainfield, won the Grand Champion ribbon in the undecorated wreath class. Clicking on the photo will download a larger photo.

 Adam and Cathy Bauer, Conklin Tree Farms, Wheeler, won the Grand Champion ribbon in the decorated wreath class. Clicking on the photo will download a larger photo.

 

Tree Contest Winners 2008

The Grand Champion winner of the 2008 tree contest was Silent Night Evergreens, Jim and Diane Chapman of Endeavor, located in Marquette County. Their fraser fir was chosen from among their peers as the favorite, winning the majority of votes.  

ChapmanGrand08lowres.jpg (283986 bytes)Jim and Diane Chapman
Silent Night Evergreens
W6717 CTH-P
Endeavor, WI
Phone: 608-587-2445 

Clicking on the pictures will load a viewable file.  For large files suitable for publication, click here:  Grand Champion and Reserve Champion.

 

SchroederReserve08lowres.jpg (297324 bytes) The Reserve Champion trees, a balsam fir and Colorado blue spruce received equal votes. Both were grown by Schroeder's Forevergreens, Tom and Sue Schroeder of Neenah, who grow their trees in Marquette County.  

Tom and Sue Schroeder 
Schroeder's Forevergreens 
706 Main Street 
Neenah, WI 54956 
Phone: 920-810-9900 or 920-725-9953 
Web site: www.schroedersforevergreens.com 

Chapman's and Schroeder's have both won Grand Champion ribbons in the past. Chapman's have also won the National tree contest in two separate years, allowing them to present a tree to the First Lady for the White House Blue Room. The national contest is open to members of the National Christmas Tree Association.

Wreath Contest Winner 2008

Jim and Mary Ann Martin, Highland Trees, Wausau, took the Grand Champion ribbon for both decorated and undecorated wreath classes this past weekend at the annual wreath contest. The contest is sponsored by WCTPA and is held during the Winter Convention. This year it was held in Stevens Point.   Here is a short article about the convention.

Martin_GrandDecorated2008.jpg (1076621 bytes)     Martin_Grand UnDecorated2008.jpg (1706811 bytes)     Clicking on the picture will open a viewable file.

Clicking on one of these links... Decorated wreath or Undecorated wreath ...will download a large file suitable for printing. 

 

 

Central Wisconsin Christmas Tree Growers Tie for 2007 Grand Champion

2007_Russell_Cook_WCTPA_Co-Grand_Champion.jpg (2774265 bytes)Russell Kook
Caledonia Christmas Tree Farm
N3551 CTH-U
Merrimac, WI 53561
Phone: 608-235-5428
email: treefarm@merr.com

2007_Tom_Sue_Schroeder,_WCTPA_Co-Grand_Champ.jpg (401995 bytes)Sue or Tom Schroeder 
Schroeder's Forevergreens 
706 Main Street 
Neenah, WI 54956 
Phone: 920-810-9900 or 920-725-9953 
Web site: www.schroedersforevergreens.com 

Merrillan, WI - August 10, 2007 - for the second year in a row, trees grown by two Wisconsin Christmas tree growers tied for the honor of Wisconsin Grand Champion Christmas Tree. Members of the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association (WCTPA) selected a concolor (white) fir Christmas tree grown by Tom and Sue Schroeder of Schroeder's Forevergreens of Neenah and a balsam fir grown by Russell and Luann Kook of Caledonia Tree Farm of Merrimac as the Co-Grand Champion Wisconsin Christmas Trees. Voting took place at the Association's Summer Convention held at Northern Christmas Trees and Nursery in Merrillan, WI.

WCTPA members are able to enter one tree in any or all of the contest's five classes-Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Other Fir, Pine, and Spruce. Members then vote for the top tree in each class and for an overall Grand Champion tree.

 

2007 Wreath Contest Winners

2007_Conklin_Roger and Sally.jpg (1044162 bytes)Roger & Sally Conklin of Conklin Tree Farms, Wheeler, won the Grand Champion ribbon in the undecorated wreath class.

2007_Schottler_Paul and Sherrill.jpg (731113 bytes)Paul & Sherrill Schottler of St. Croix Valley Trees, Somerset, won the Grand Champion ribbon in the decorated wreath class.

2006 Tree Contest Winners

2006 WI Tree Contest Champions.JPG (2144924 bytes) L to R: Dan Hanauer Jr, Hanauer Tree Farms, Shawano and Diane and Jim Chapman, Silent Night Evergreens, Endeavor  are Grand Champion winners in the annual tree contest held in Wausau. (They tied for the award.) Hanauer won with a Canann fir and Chapmans won with a Concolor fir.

2006 Wreath Contest Winners

2006ConklinTree Farms.JPG (668768 bytes)Roger & Sally Conklin of Conklin Tree Farms, Wheeler, won the grand champion ribbon in the undecorated wreath class. 

2006NorthwoodsEvergreen.JPG (549665 bytes)Jon Schultz (center) of Northwoods Evergreen & Wire Company, Merrill, won the grand champion ribbon in the decorated wreath class. Standing with him are Chris Schultz and Darlene Johnson.

Summer Convention and Annual Tree Contest - 2005

WI Grand Champion Christmas Tree 2005-2.jpg (222226 bytes) Tom and Sue Schroeder of Schroeder's Forevergreens, Neenah, again were the grand champion winners in this year's tree contest. See news release:  August 2005 news

Pictures taken at the convention in Wausaukee, WI. Go to Photo Album.

January 20-22, 2005, Winter Convention & Trade Show, Fox Hills Resort, Mishicot, Wisconsin  
Wreath Contest winner, Jon Schultz (center) of Northwoods Evergreen and Wire Company, Merrill, displays the two grand champion wreaths he won at this year's contest. Standing on his right is his son, Chris, and on his left, Darlene Johnson.  News release: January 2005 news
Tom & Sue Schroeder accept a plaque from Mrs. Doyle in appreciation for their donation of a real Christmas tree for the Governor's Conference Room in the State Capitol.12/3/04. Tom & Sue Schroeder present a tree to Mrs. Doyle. It stands in the Governor's Conference Room in the state Capitol. See news release.

Doyle_Patricks2004.JPG (662672 bytes)12/3/04. Brian and Jan Patrick present two wreaths to Mrs. Doyle to hang at the Governor's Mansion. See news release.


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