Governor Walker and First Lady Walker Find Christmas Tree for Governor's Conference Room
Posted: Nov 24, 2015 6:55 PM CDT
Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker cut down the Christmas Tree for the Governor’s Conference Room on Tuesday.
The tree was from Silent Night Evergreens Christmas Tree Farm in Endeavor .
This tree farm is family-owned and operated by Jim and Diane Chapman.
“Our thanks to Jim and Diane Chapman for generously providing a beautiful Christmas tree for the Conference Room at the Capitol,” Governor Walker said. “The Christmas tree we cut down today will be on display for visitors, who will have the opportunity to view the tree decorated with the creative Wisconsin sports-themed ornaments crafted by students from around the state.”
Silent Night Evergreens is a wholesale Christmas tree farm that has been located in central Wisconsin since 1977. With 600 acres of trees, they grow fraser fir, balsam fir, scotch pine, and white pine trees.
Wisconsin ranks fifth in the nation for both Christmas tree production with over 600,000 harvested per year and total acres in production at 23,651 total acres. With 689 Christmas tree farms, the state also boasts the seventh highest number of farms in the nation.