Christmas Tree Growers
Nursery Newsletter - January 2014
We license any person or business that grows
Christmas trees in Wisconsin for eventual sale. If you grow both Christmas
trees and nursery stock, you will also need a Nursery Grower
License in addition to your Christmas Tree Grower License. This
change took effect in 2009. You will complete the same application packet for
both the nursery grower license and the Christmas tree grower license. If you
also plan to buy and re-sell at least $250 of nursery stock, you must also obtain
a Nursery Dealer License.
You will need a PDF
reader to view the application packet, which you can print and mail
to us with your payment.
Tree Grower License Application Form
- 5 page
Asked Questions about Christmas Tree Licenses
- 1 page PDF
The Christmas Tree Grower License Application for individual
applicant/sole proprietor - 3 page PDF
This is a Christmas
Tree Grower License example application for individual applicant/sole proprietor.
Christmas Tree Grower License Application for a company such as a Corporation
or LLC - 3 page PDF
This is a Christmas
Tree Grower License example application for a company such as a Corporation or
Licenses are in effect from February 21 - February
20. The license fee depends upon the previous year's gross annual sales of
Christmas trees which you grew.
Annual Sales of Christmas Trees You Grew Last Year
|Gross Annual Sales
|$250 or less
||No license needed
|$251 to $5,000
|$5,001 to $20,000
|$20,001 to $100,000
|$100,001 to $200,000
|$200,001 to $500,000
|$500,001 to $2,000,000
|greater than $2,000,000
Persons making $250 or less in gross annual sales of
Christmas tree are not required to have a license and Christmas tree lots do
not require a license.
Licensed Christmas Tree
Growers (Excel file)
Updated July 1, 2014
The following is a
list of licensed Wisconsin Christmas tree growers. A rule change in 2009
requires that growers raising Christmas trees and nursery stock hold both a
Christmas Tree Grower License and a Nursery Grower
License. If these Christmas tree growers also raise nursery stock,
they are now part of this list.
Shipping or Exporting Nursery Stock
When Wisconsin plants, nursery stock or landscape
trees and shrubs are shipped to another state or country, the destination
location may require that the plants or plant products be inspected and
certified as free of insects or diseases. The certification is often
called a phytosanitary certificate and may be provided by DATCP or USDA.
Please visit Plant Shipment/Export (Phytos) for more information.
If you plan to ship Christmas trees out of a county quarantined for gypsy moth, you may need to treat the stock before shipment. See Record of Gypsy Moth Treatment (1 page PDF)
Call 608-224-4574 or email
for more information.