White House Christmas tree selected

(CNN) – It’s not even fall, but the White House Christmas tree is already picked out.  A tree farm in Wisconsin will cut and deliver the special spruce this year, after winning a national contest.

It’s beginning to look a lot like a White House Christmas.  After winning a national contest a tree from Whispering Pines Tree Farm in Oconto is heading to Washington.

“It’s a great honor. It’s like winning the super bowl. It’s a gold medal at the Olympics for tree farmers. It doesn’t get any better,” said Dave Vander Velden.

Three representatives from the White House made their way to the farm to choose from one of three trees.  Carefully examining each one, which will be displayed in the blue room.

It was a bit like Goldilocks, the first tree was a little too big to get through the White House doors.

Tape measure in hand they went to look at another, but it was too small, but one 20 by 12 balsam fir was just right.


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