White House Christmas Tree Will Come From Wisconsin

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 8:58 am

Fall is in the air, and although it’s hard to imagine, the Holidays will be here sooner than you know it. This year, the White House Christmas tree will come from Wisconsin.

Tom and Sue Schroeder of Neenah are co-owners of Schroeder’s Forevergreens. Last month they were named grand champion Christmas tree growers at a convention of fellow growers.

That means the Schroeders will have the honor of presenting First Lady Michelle Obama with the official White House Christmas tree in late November.

The tree that won the championship title was an 8-foot-tall Balsam fir grown in Marquette County, but the one that will be given to the Obama’s will be more than twice as tall. White House officials are expected to visit the couple’s 160 acres of trees to pick an 18 1/2-foot evergreen.

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