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DNR foresters harvest governor's Christmas tree

Updated: December 02, 2019 05:02 PM

The Christmas tree that will decorate the governor's residence was harvested Monday.

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According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, foresters harvested the tree in General C.C Andrews State Forest in Pine County. 

The balsam fir that will be decorating the governor's residence is estimated to be 40 years old and stand 25 feet tall. 

The tree is expected to be delivered to the governor's residence on Tuesday and will be lit Thursday. 

The DNR chooses the tree for the governor's residence from one of Minnesota's 59 state forests. 

 Information about viewing the tree and holiday tours at the governor's residence can be found here.  

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