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.


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.  

Connect with KSTP

Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.



Copyright 2019 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company


LIVE VIDEO: Protesters marching on I-35W

Multiple cities, counties issue curfews

Civil rights expert gives historical perspective on George Floyd protests

Charging document details night of George Floyd's fatal arrest

KSTP news director responds to social media video regarding reporter Rich Reeve