Wisconsin Growers to Provide White House Christmas Tree
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/28/2017
The Christmas tree chosen to light-up the White House Blue Room this year will have Wisconsin roots. David and Jim Chapman of Silent Night Evergreens near Endeavor will deliver the tree after being selected as winners of a national contest.
Their 18-foot tall Balsam Fir was named the 2017 Grand Champion at the National Christmas Tree Association's annual tree competition, which was held last week in Green Bay.
Ed Hedlund of Hedlund Christmas Trees in Washington was named Reserve Champion of the contest. Their entry will be set up in the vice president's residence.
This isn't the first time the Chapmans have been selected for the honor. They also provided the White House Christmas tree in 1998 and 2003; and have won numerous Christmas tree contests on the state level.
This year's pine will be cut down and delivered to Washington, D.C. after Thanksgiving.
This is the tenth time in the past 50 years that a tree from Wisconsin has been chosen as the national winner.