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WCTPA Events, convention, trade show, farm tour, tree contest, wreath contest

WCTPA Events, conventions

Winter Convention 2022

January 21-22 at the Fairfield by Marriott-Wausau, 715-241-8400


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 early. 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 will be out in late spring of 2022.

Tree contest rules;  Wreath contest rules

Google map of the convention site

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

Helena Agri-Enterprises
1506 Pleasant Dr
Wisconsin Dells WI 53965
PH: 608-516-4006
 Plant protection chemicals, adjuvants & fertilizers. Featured product: Trycera - Selective broadleaf herbicide that offers outstanding brush control with lower volitilaty & odor.

Kirk International
N4080 State Rd 22
Wautoma WI 54982-5320
PH: 920-787-3317
Kirk International is a family-owned, sustainable company that has been in business for over 100 years, producing quality Christmas trees, nursery products, 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. New this year is our Tri-Color Knit Netting in 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
905 S State St, PO Box 207
Merrill WI 54452
PH: 715-536-7176
Manufacturer of wreath rings, specialty wreath frames, clamp wreath machines. Carefully controlled manufacturing processes and specially produced wire assure our ring welds hold strong and our clamp rings securely fasten wreath materials to the ring. See us for all your wreath ring requirements.

Needlefast Evergreens Inc.
4075 W Hansen Rd
Ludington MI 49431
PH: 877-255-0535
CONVENTION SPONSOR. Needlefast Evergreens sells Christmas tree and reforestation seedlings and transplants as well as fresh cut Christmas trees.

Northwoods Evergreen & Wire Co.
W3125 Center Rd
Merrill WI 54452
PH: 715-536-6060
We sell and manufacture garland and wreath production equipment. Get your retailer and tree lot supplies, wreath rings, ribbon, picks and decorating supplies.

Peak Seasons
7240 Sycamore Canyon Blvd
Riverside CA 92508-4205
PH: 800-858-8733
CONVENTION SPONSOR. Peak Seasons has distribution centers in Wautoma, WI, Stockbridge, GA, & on the West Coast in Riverside, CA. We are the largest manufacturer of Christmas retail lot supplies, including Christmas flock, rebar stands, water bowls &Keep-it-Green tree preservative. We also have banners, signs & tags, wreaths rings & hangers, and tree removal bags. Also, sole manufacturer of Tim Mitchell Yulestands (rebar) and bowls.

Santa's Wholesale Supply
N9678 N Summit Lane
Summit Lake WI 54485
PH: 800-772-6827
CONVENTION SPONSOR. Everything you need to make a successful Christmas wreath and roping season. Awesome new wired specialty ribbons, picks, waterproof berry line and birds and butterflies. Great prices, great ideas and great service.  Auction item: yes.

T H Agri-Chemicals Inc.
PO Box 265
Plainfield WI 54966
PH: 715-335-6343
CONVENTION SPONSOR. Supplier of Agriculture chemicals, foliar nutrients and fertilizers.

Wahmhoff Farms
11121 M-40 Hwy
Gobles MI 49055
PH: 888-648-7337
Grower supplies, Answer Stands and Display System. Seedlings and transplants. Provides tree drilling for Christmas tree contest.

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom
PO Box 5550
Madison WI 53705
PH: 608-828-5644
CONVENTION SPONSOR. Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom provides educational resources for pre-K-12th grade teachers and students about agriculture, natural resources, and related careers.

Order Supplies

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