Littleton, CO – (August 10, 2021) – The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) hosted the 2021 National Christmas Tree and Wreath contest in conjunction with the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association summer meeting August 6, 2021 at Shatley Farms, Jefferson, NC.
The 2021 and 2022 Grand Champion and Reserve Champion growers were selected. These growers will continue the 56 year-old tradition of delivering farm-grown Christmas trees to the White House (Grand Champion growers) and Vice President’s Residence (Reserve Champion growers). The huge amount of publicity for farm-grown Christmas trees generated by this high-profile NCTA program is priceless to our industry. Champion and Reserve Champion Decorated and Undecorated wreaths were also selected at the contest. The contest entries were all excellent giving the NCTA members in attendance a good offering to choose among with their votes. The following winners were selected:
2021 Grand Champion Grower
Rusty & Beau Estes, Peak Farms, Jefferson, NC
2021 Reserve Grand Champion Grower
Chuck Berry, Berry’s Tree Farm, Covington, GA
2022 Grand Champion Grower
Paul and Sharon Shealer, Evergreen Acres Tree Farm
2022 Reserve Grand Champion Grower
Alex Church & Amber Scott, Cline Church Nursery, Inc.
Grand Champion Decorated Wreath
Joe Freeman, Mistletoe Meadows, Laurel Springs, NC
The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) was founded in 1955, it is the national trade association and advocacy organization for the farm-grown Christmas tree industry leading its public policy/governmental affairs and serving as the “voice of the industry” with the media. NCTA represents hundreds of active member farms, 38 state and regional associations, and more than 4,000 affiliated businesses that grow and sell Christmas trees or provide related services. To learn more about the NCTA, visit www.realchristmastrees.org, or call (800) 975-5920.