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WCTPA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Our fiscal year runs from July 1st through June 30th. You should decide which category you qualify for and send dues accordingly. Click here for the form.

If you are joining between March 30th and June 30th, your membership will be credited to the upcoming year.

FULL ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: From $140 to $450
Active membership shall be for persons or firms engaged in producing or marketing Christmas trees, wreaths, boughs and roping/garland in or from Wisconsin or Upper Peninsula Michigan. Dues amount is based on your gross income of these items from the previous season.
This is a voting membership and also allows you to advertise your trees/wreaths on the WCTPA website. Included in the dues structure is a $25 Tree Industry Partnership (TIP) assessment which goes to the National Christmas Tree Association which is used for industry protection and other benefits.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: $85
Associate members may be wholesalers or retailers other than producers, related industry groups, public or private agencies or associations, and any other persons or firms interested in the Christmas tree or related products industry. This is a non-voting membership.

SPECIAL EXHIBITOR MEMBERSHIP: $50
An associate member who regularly exhibits products related to the Christmas tree industry at the Association's conventions or regularly advertises the same in the Association's publications may be designated an "Exhibitor Member" by the Executive Secretary of the Association. An exhibitor member is a type of associate membership and as such is non-voting. You receive all of the WCTPA mailings, including the Quarterly Journal, membership directory, convention programs, special mailings, etc. You are also listed in the WCTPA annual Membership Directory, published in January and can have our membership list in electronic format.

Optional Web Site Listing & Hot Link: $95. After paying the membership fee, you mya pay an additional charge of $95 to have a listing on the WCTPA web site Products page or Live Trees page which includes a hot link to your web site. See: www.christmastrees-wi.org/products.html or www.christmastrees-wi.org/live_trees.html. The listing remains on the site through the end of our fiscal year.

FULL-TIME STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: $35. If you are a full time student and would like to receive all mailings, you are welcome to pay for this membership (this has no voting rights).

What Does the Association Do? (Membership benefits PDF)

Maintains a staffed office where you can call to help you find answers. The Executive Secretary can help you find the right person to contact, and serves you by coordinating and promoting the activities which benefit the industry
Sponsors a summer convention which includes technical sessions on relative issues, plantation tours, a tree contest, a trade show, and the annual business meeting
Sponsors a winter convention with technical information, a wreath contest, a trade show and the semi-annual business meeting
Publishes a Quarterly Journal which is sent to all members. In it you will find information on growing trees, advertisements from industry suppliers, human interest stories, technical articles, association news, and classified ad columns for the buy/sell/trade of equipment, supplies, trees and nursery stock
Maintains a website where you can advertise your trees for sale
Through its publications and in cooperation with conservation agencies, research organizations, and educational institutions, makes available the latest information and marketing techniques for its members
Cooperates with the Department of Natural Resources and law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of laws relevant to our industry and works with the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection to keep abreast of issues that affect you
Informs you of legislative issues that may affect the industry
Works with the National Christmas Tree Association to protect the industry and promote real Christmas trees
Sends information to students who request facts for a report they are writing
Provides a website for the consumer to find facts or find tree farms
Provides information to the news media
Works for YOU

Here is a link to a list of our current members (full active members)

 

 
 
 

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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