White House Christmas tree is on its way from WisconsinWisconsin News
-- The White House Christmas tree is on its way from Wisconsin.
The White House Christmas tree is on its way from Wisconsin. Workers at Schoeder Forever-greens cut the 18-and-a-half foot balsam fir yesterday at its farm near Neshkoro. And co-owner Tom Schroeder hoisted the tree into a Fed-Ex trailer. The tree was planted 20 years ago. Schroeder and his wife Sue will present it to Michelle Obama at the White House a week from today. It’s the first time in eight years that Wisconsin supplied the White House Christmas tree. Growers must win a state contest, and then a national contest in order to be selected. The national competition began in 1966, and Wisconsin growers have won it seven times.