Area tree farm wins at state fair


Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm in Lucas County won Grand Champion honors in the 2009 Ohio Christmas Tree
Association’s state contest that took place at the Ohio State Fair. This year’s winning tree was a
Con-color Fir. The Reserve Champion was a Blue Spruce also exhibited by Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm,
owned by Duke and Martha Wheeler.
With the championship, the farm will have the opportunity to represent Ohio in the 2010 National
Christmas Tree competition.
The trees in the competition were selected from trees submitted by growers from across the state of Ohio.
They were also judged by a panel of judges consisting of Ohio State University faculty, an extension
agent as well as a Christmas Tree Grower. The primary factors considered in the judging included shape,
fullness, color and overall appearance.
The trees are on display at the Ohio Christmas Tree Association booth for the duration of the Ohio State

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