MACT Meeting in Indiana
The Mid-America Christmas Tree Association (MACT) summer meeting will be hosted by Dull’s Tree Farm near Thorntown, Indiana on July 23rd and 24th. The meeting agenda is being prepared and will include many exciting presentations and workshops pertaining to growing and marketing Christmas trees, wreaths, and more.
The combined association meeting will be a wonderful opportunity to meet new members and to learn from one another. You will be able to visit your favorite vendors at the trade show and get ready for the 2021 season. Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend this meeting. We hope to see you in Indiana in July!
Indiana Statehouse Trees
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, members of the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association presented Statehouse officials with real Christmas trees. The annual program places fresh, Indiana grown trees in the Capitol rotunda, the Governor's office, and several other department offices.
This year, fourteen trees were donated by eleven Indiana Christmas tree farms. This year marks the 61st year that Indiana Christmas tree growers have brought Christmas trees to the Statehouse. The rotunda, Governor's office, and other state offices were transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland for all to enjoy!
Trees for Troops
The Christmas Spirit Foundation reported that FedEx will be delivering trees to 79 bases and stations that have requested nearly 20,000 trees. ICTGA board member Lance Sambol was the 2020 Trees for Troops state coordinator for two pickup locations in Indiana.
Piney Acres Farm and Hensler Nursery have served as Trees for Troops drop-off locations for the past 10 years. This year Rex and Janice Zenor agreed to serve as the FedEx pickup location for the central Indiana area and Joe Hensler and Scott Heeren provided a second FedEx pickup location at Hensler Nursery near Hamlet in the north central part of the state.