Advertisement

The Official State Christmas Tree Has Been Harvested

The Official State Christmas Tree Has Been Harvested Photo: MN DNR.

November 17, 2018 06:15 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- The official state Christmas tree has been harvested. 

Foresters from the Department of Natural Resources and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota harvested the official state Christmas tree on Friday from the Nemadji State Forest. It is an approximately 60-year-old tree which will be put up at the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul.

Advertisement

The forester who selected this year's tree said it is a balsam fir, “This year’s tree is absolutely gorgeous—tall, full, and almost perfectly shaped,” said Jean Mouelle, "It’s an impressive example of a balsam fir.”

The tree will be set up at the Governor’s Residence, 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, at
9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, and lit Monday, Nov. 26. Information about viewing the tree can be found at www.mn.gov/admin/governors-residence/tours/schedule.

Half a million Christmas trees are harvested from private tree farms in Minnesota each holiday season, contributing about $30 million to the state’s economy. For each tree harvested, one to three trees are planted. Real Christmas trees provide an environmentally friendly decorating option during the holidays because they store carbon during their lifespan and can be chipped for mulch when the season is over.

KAAL-TV

Copyright 2018 - KAAL-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement
Relay Media Amp
Advertisement

Most Read Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement