2018 Summer Meeting Highlights

The 2018 Michigan & Mid-America Christmas Tree Association Summer Meeting was held on July 27 & 18, 2018 at Tannenbaum Farms In Mason, Michigan.  

The planning committee put together a program with something for everyone that included tours to Peacock Road Family Farms and Michigan State University.


A snapshot of some of the sessions below do not do justice to the many, many sessions available. Each time slot on the program offered 7 different sessions to choose from.

Brad Morgan of Morgan Composting session on "Healthy Soils".

Jill O'Donnell, MSU session on Pest Management.

Dana Ellison, MSU session on Reducing Coning in Fraser Fir.

Andrew Bosserman, CPA - Tips to Cut Your Tax Bill

One of the many tours offered.

"Fabulous Ribbon" with Alice Waterous; a hands-on session on bow making.

"Terrific Tables" with Alice Waterous.

"Seasonal Decorations" with Robert Jeske of Santa's Wholesale Supply.

Lunch line on Friday!  Over 500 were in attendance.

Snacks were served to those waiting in line to make the wait easier.

Time to catch up with other tree growers.  There is a lot of wisdom to be shared.

Some of the Vendors in attendance.

Some of Tree-Teck's equipment that was on display.

Jutek's high clearance tractor was popular!

Wahmhoff Farms Nursery

Barbara Jeske, Santa's Wholesale Supply

Ribbon and wreath decorating supplies were plentiful.

Chris Schultz, Northwoods Evergreen.

Tommy Wagoner, Fraser Knoll.

Sheerlund Products

Tim Mitchell's Yule Stand System

Tree-Teck, Inc.

Evergreen Elf

Oregon Forestry Laboratory 

Eric Tucker, The Green Works

Kirk International

Jeff Bonds, Southern Forestry Products, Inc.

Cherokee Manufacturing

Howey Tree Baler Corp.

Michigan Nursery & Landscape Assoc. (MNLA)

Brian Bosch, Bosch's Countryview Nursery, Inc.

Hensler Nursery

Vans Pines Nursery, Inc.

Jerry Peterson & Josh Peterson, Peterson's Riverview Nursery, LLC

Needlefast Evergreens, Inc.

Dutchman Tree Farms

Christmas Trees Magazine

Trees for Troops Bears

Breakfast, Snacks & Beverages

were served in the Vendor Tent.