MDC: In search of large Christmas tree for governor’s mansion

The search is on for a large Christmas tree for use on the Missouri governor's mansion lawn in Jefferson City, Mo.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KBSI) – The search is on for a large Christmas tree for use on the Missouri governor’s mansion lawn in Jefferson City.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for the large Christmas tree and asking landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities that may have possible candidate trees to contact the department.

The donated tree must be about 40 feet tall and be an eastern red cedar, Norway spruce, or white pine that is fully branched on all sides and accessible by large equipment.

The right tree may either be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons. Once a tree is selected, MDC staff will coordinate the cutting and delivery of the tree to the governor’s mansion at no cost to the owner. The donor will receive a thank-you from the governor and an invitation to the lighting ceremony, which usually occurs the first week of December.

Take photos of your candidate tree and email them to Include a contact telephone number, location of the tree, and several pictures taken from different angles and distances.

Candidate tree nominations can also be submitted by mail to:
Missouri Department of Conservation
ATTN: Mansion Christmas Tree
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102.

All entries must be submitted by Oct 4. Read the full guidelines.

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