2023 Winter Meeting
Trees for Troops
The combined Indiana and Illinois winter meeting will be held on Friday and Saturday the 27th and 28th of January 2023. The meeting will be at the Boone County fairgrounds in Lebanon, IN.
ICTGA board members have been busy preparing the meeting agenda and registration information which are now available online. The meeting will include a full line up of excellent topics which will be presented by industry professionals, as well as quality networking opportunities during roundtable discussions.
Topics being considered include growing a quality tree, soil conditions, fertilization, shearing, wreath and garland making, and more. Watch for registration information in early January and don't miss the meeting!
At the end of November, members of the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association presented Statehouse officials with real Christmas trees for the 2022 Christmas season. The annual program places fresh, Indiana grown trees in the Capitol rotunda, the Governor's office and residence, and several other department offices.
This year, fourteen trees were donated by the following eight Indiana Christmas tree farms.
Dull's Tree Farm, Thorntown
Cassens Trees, West Lafayette
Hensler Nursery, Hamlet
Sambol's Tree Farm, Fortville
Cruise in Trees, Cutler
Millbrook Tree Farm, Yorktown
Yakey Tree Farm, Fishers
Sickels Tree Farm, Lynn
The Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association members once again donated trees to be delivered by FedEx to over 75 bases and stations located throughout the United States. ICTGA board member Lance Sambol of Sambol’s Tree Farm served as the Trees for Troops state coordinator for two pickup locations in Indiana. Joe Hensler and Scott Heeren provided a FedEx pickup location at Hensler Nursery near Hamlet in the north central part of the state. Rex and Janice Zenor of Piney Acres Farm at Fortville served as the central Indiana area FedEx pickup location.
In addition to ICTGA members donating trees for the program, several tree farms collected donations for the Trees for Troops program.