Trees for Troops 2021
Mark your calendars!!! Indiana will once again join forces to be sure that our military families enjoy a Merry Christmas with a REAL tree from our Indiana Christmas tree farms. Last year, Piney Acres Farm served as the FedEx pickup location for the central Indiana area. Hensler Nursery near Hamlet, which is in the north central part of the state, provided a second FedEx pickup location. The program is set to take place beginning late November.
In addition to ICTGA members donating trees for the program, several tree farms collect donations for the Trees for Troops program. The association thanks all its members for supporting the Trees for Troops program in various ways for so many years.
Tree & Wreath Contest
ICTGA members took their trees and wreaths to the Indiana State Fair for the State Tree and Wreath Contest on July 29. All the tree and wreath entries were particularly beautiful this year. Congratulations to all participants.
Cassens Trees took home top honors in the tree contest winning the blue ribbon in the fir and spruce divisions and Best of Show overall for their fir tree. Dull's Tree Farm won the blue ribbon in the pine division and Best of Show Reserve for their fir tree.
In the wreath contest, blue ribbon winners were Egolf Christmas Trees for their decorated wreath and Sickels Tree Farm in the undecorated wreath division. See Photos
MACT Summer Meeting
Tom, Kerry, Lucas and Dana Dull and Erin Lewis of Dull's Tree Farm near Thorntown, Indiana received the MACT Award of Appreciation for serving as the host farm for the 2021 Mid-America Christmas Tree Association summer meeting. The meeting was attended by more than 200 Christmas tree growers from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and several other states.
The meeting agenda prepared by Dana Dull included many informative presentations and demos pertaining to growing and marketing Christmas trees, wreaths, and more. The vendor tent was packed with companies offering a wide variety of supplies. Visit the MACT website for meeting highlights and photos. A wonderful time was had by all.