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Large Evergreen Sought for Governor's Mansion Christmas Tree

MO Conservation Dept.


The Missouri Department of Conservation is on the hunt for a large evergreen tree to use as a Christmas tree at the Missouri governor’s mansion in Jefferson City.

MDC is asking landowners, homeowners, businesses and communities that may have possible candidate trees to contact them.

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

Ideally, the tree should either be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons, according to the Conservation Department.

MDC staff will coordinate the cutting and delivery of the tree at no cost to the owner.  The donor will receive a personalized thank you from the governor and an invitation to the lighting ceremony in December.

If you have a tree that might qualify, send photos to  Include a contact number and location of the tree.  All entries must be submitted by Sept. 30. Find details here.