About Steigerwaldt

Steigerwaldt Tree Farms has been in business since 1957 and our friendly staff has the knowledge and experience to help you find the products and services you desire, as well as accurate retail sales advice.

Steigerwaldt Tree Farms maintains over 300 acres in planted trees and another approximately 900 acres of hardwood and pine timber.

Edward F. Steigerwaldt, ACF

President and C.E.O.

Ed is a forester and real estate appraiser with decades of experience. As owner of the Steigerwaldt companies, Ed helps direct daily business management and directs the staff of appraisers, foresters, assistants, and land managers. His appraisal experience includes a wide variety of assignments including the appraisal of waterfront, recreation, forest land, residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial property, as well as easements and individual trees and landscaping. Ed has also completed appraisals for tree damage, utility easement analyzation for effects on property values, and Christmas tree management. He currently directs real estate appraisal projects throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and other states when requested. Ed has qualified as an expert witness in court proceedings in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, and California. He has given numerous presentations covering real estate and tree appraisal. Ed also has served as a Wisconsin tax assessor and has over fifty years of experience as a Christmas tree grower.

Lee A. Steigerwaldt, ACF

Chief Operations Officer

Lee currently oversees and implements strategic direction and performance standards at Steigerwaldt. She is a third-generation consulting forester and business owner with a Bachelor of Science degree earned in 1999 from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in Forest Management, Urban Forestry, and Philosophy. She is a certified general appraiser in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, and an ISA certified arborist. Her prior professional experience was as a Production Arborist in Hailey, Idaho, before relocating to Tomahawk to work in the family business.

Lee offers business leadership perspective and experience in a growing and transitioning business and feels the emphasis on cultural expectations and principle values is key to thriving through transitions.

She enjoys working on the Christmas tree farm and at the maple syrup shack, and pursuing steelhead in the Brule River in northern Wisconsin with her husband, Todd. She has two children, a daughter and son. Lee is a ten-time finisher of the Ironman triathlon and is a believer in grit, tenacity, and consistency in business, organizational, and personal achievement.

Jon S. Andreas

Tree Farm Manager

Jon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In addition, Jon holds an Associates degree in Automotive Technology from North Central Technical College.

Jon is responsible for directing, coordinating, and leading Steigerwaldt Tree Farm’s field operations and manages wholesale and retail Christmas tree sales. His duties also include budget management, performance targets, action plan, data analysis, and marketing for Steigerwaldt Tree Farms. Jon works as the tree farm field operations leader and works with other members of the department to develop and maintain client relationships. He supervises farm projects, processes, and scheduling between in-house departments to maintain efficiencies. He is the lead on maintenance of GIS data for Steigerwaldt lands and Christmas tree inventory. Jon also serves as the lead liaison with our Forestry Department, and directs and evaluates equipment needs and maintenance.

Heather Price

Real Estate Specialist

Heather earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management and Urban Forestry from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in 2008. She is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the International Right-of-Way Association.

Heather’s current job duties at Steigerwaldt include research and contributes to appraisals of hunting land, large tracts of forestland and agricultural land, and waterfront properties. Her prior work experience in specialty agriculture along with her degree in forestry provide her a diverse background in appraisal assistance throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.

In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.