11/20/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2023 15:43
NOVEMBER 20, 2023
Jefferson City- The 2023 Missouri Governor's Mansion Christmas trees will arrive on Monday, November 27, 2023, between 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Aportion of Madison Street will be closed during this time.
The tree that will be displayed on the Mansion lawn is a 30-foot Norway Spruce donated by the family of Daryl and Sherry Richardson of Boone County. There will be three Norway Spruce trees in the interior of the mansion, including two 8-foot and one 10-foot tree donated by Pea Ridge Forest in Hermann.
Pea Ridge Forest is a family-owned tree farm, specializing in both choose-and-cut Christmas trees and balled-and-burlapped trees for their wholesale nursery. Owned by Scott and Mary Rood, pride in their work has been the cornerstone of their business. As such, Pea Ridge Forest has remained a source of quality trees since 1972.
Missouri Department of Conservation staff will install the indoor trees, and Missouri Office of Administration staff will install the Mansion lawn tree. Members of the media are invited to cover the arrival and placement of the tree on the lawn.