The tree lot to benefit the MCPASD Education Foundation and Middleton High School DECA program will open on Friday, Nov. 23 and is scheduled to remain open for about three weeks.

This is the fourth year the lot has been located in the MHS parking lot across from the tennis courts. John Docter, the owner of Docter Evergreens, approached the District in 2015 about a tree lot and has donated more than $15,000 to the Foundation and MHS DECA program over the past three years.

Docter will still supply trees, wreaths, garland and other items for the lot, but the Foundation will run the lot and handle all funds. Credit card payments will be accepted along with checks and cash. High school students, under the supervision of MHS business teacher and DECA adviser Robert Hutchison, will again work the lot.

Docter said close to 500 trees were sold each of the past two years. He also said there will again be a large selection of firs, spruces, pines and hemlocks, with prices ranging from $20 to $100 depending on the size and quality of each tree.

Normal operating hours will be 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The lot is tentatively scheduled to close on Monday, Dec. 10.