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A Message From Santa's Tree Farm
By Lori Schmidt
It seems like just yesterday that John came home from the library with a book on how to grow Christmas trees. We planted our first seedlings in 1984, and for ten years we watched them grow and sheered them every summer. We continued to plant new seedlings every spring for years. For the past twenty years we have shared our Christmas spirit with many people across the Chippewa Valley.
We've had a great time watching families cut their own trees, take home fresh evergreen creations, enjoy the Enchanted Pines and warm up with hot chocolate. We weathered a few blizzards, helped a few people out of snowbanks and even delivered a few trees for the elderly. 
Much of our tree farm is now a forest. And although we will miss the frosty fun, it is time for us to hang up our Santa hats and retire. John and I want to thank you for sharing the magic of the holiday season with us.

Chippewa Valley's Hidden Treasures
Publisher: Lori Schmidt
400 Sunday Drive, Altoona, WI 54720
Phone: (715) 835 - 0611