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WCTPA Events, conventions

Summer Convention 2022

August 25-27

Seminars and trade show at the Merrill Fairgrounds Expo building.

Highland Trees is planning to do the farm tour on Saturday.

Book your hotel room. Hotels in the Merrill area include  AmericInn, 715-536-7979; Cobblestone Inn, 715-536-6880 or 888-693-8262; Econolodge, 715-536-9526.

Please contact the association office if you have questions.

Documents:  Attendee Registration Form; Program detailsExhibitor registration form and detailsHighland Trees farm host story

Tree contest rules;

Google map of the convention site

We extend a thank you to the sponsors of our latest winter convention:

Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC
Shawn Hilliard
156 County Rd N
Edgerton, WI 53534
PH: 608-516-4006

CONVENTION SPONSOR.  Harness the power to produce stronger plants with the root-building and stress-fighting nutrition of Outfront™.

Kirk International
T Jay Roland, Mark Irish
N4080 State Rd 22
Wautoma, WI 54982-5320
PH: 920-787-3317

CONVENTION SPONSOR. Kirk International is a family-owned, sustainable company that has been in business over 100 years, producing quality Christmas trees, nursery product and related industry supplies. We continue to invest in developing new products, expanding markets and exceeding our customers' expectations. The Kirk Company continues to push the boundaries while staying true to our commitment to providing our customers with quality products, buyer-focused solutions and cutting-edge customer service.
Our Tree Life™ Family of products includes; hand balers and netting, both the granular and liquid nutrients, bio-degradable tree removal bags, watering funnel, floor protector and the Car Top Carrier, a reusable, simple, fast and secure way for transporting your Christmas Tree from the lot to your home. Our Tri-Color Knit Netting comes in a festive green, red and white. Kolors by Kirk brighten up your tree lots as well as drawn attention to them.  Our traditional colorants have been a mainstay for Christmas Tree growers; we also offer a wide variety of grower supplies including shearing knives and chaps, pruners, flagging tape, safety equipment and fertilizing supplies. Visit our website, for the complete history of our company as well as the full line of our products which may be ordered online or you can talk to our knowledgeable customer service staff at 800-252-5475.

Mitchell Metal Products
Brenda Zimmermann Thorpe, Brenda Johnas, Shelley Richard, Peter Crooks
905 S State St, PO Box 207
Merrill WI 54452
PH: 715-536-7176

CONVENTION SPONSOR. Mitchell wreath rings for holiday and all-occasion wreaths are recognized worldwide as simply the best wire wreath forms available. Specialized manufacturing processes assure our metal wire wreath rings will maintain their shape and securely hold foliage to the frame even as foliage begins to dry out. No other wreath rings offer the same performance value as Mitchell wreath rings.

Needlefast Evergreens Inc.
Ben Nickelson
4075 W Hansen Rd
Ludington MI 49431
PH: 231-843-8524

CONVENTION SPONSOR. Needlefast Evergreens sells Christmas tree and reforestation seedlings and transplants as well as fresh cut Christmas trees.

Northwoods Evergreen & Wire Co.
Chris Schultz, Jon Schultz, Pat July
W3125 Center Rd
Merrill WI 54452
PH: 715-536-6060

CONVENTION SPONSOR. We sell and manufacture garland and wreath production equipment. Get your retailer and tree lot supplies, wreath rings, ribbon, picks and decorating supplies.


T H Agri-Chemicals Inc.
Steve Rosenthal
PO Box 265
Plainfield WI 54966
PH: 715-335-6343


CONVENTION SPONSOR. TH Agri-Chemicals, Inc. is a supplier of agricultural chemicals, fertilizer and surfactants. Thanks to growers like you, we are entering our 40th year in business.

North Countree Christmas
N10965 Schlies Rd., Wausaukee, WI  54177

Cooks' Woods
2176 Ebenezer Rd., Fennimore, WI  53809

Rolling Hills
W5062 County Road F, Waldo, WI 53093-1613
PH: 920-528-8271

Order Supplies

Please order your supplies from our vendors who support our industry and association!


Wreath contest rules