Wisconsin-grown Christmas tree wins national contest

The official White House Christmas Tree, which is from Wisconsin, goes up in the Blue Room. Photo courtesy of the White House


A balsam fir Christmas tree grown by David and Jim Chapman of Silent Night Evergreens in Endeavor, Wis., was named the 2017 Grand Champion at the National Christmas Tree Association’s (NCTA) 2017 National Christmas Tree Contest.

As growers of the Grand Champion tree, the Chapmans will present the official 2017 White House Christmas tree this season. Since 1966, NCTA members provided the official Christmas Tree for display in the White House Blue Room.

Ed Hedlund of Hedlund Christmas Trees, in Elma, Wash., was named reserve champion of the contest. Continue reading “Wisconsin-grown Christmas tree wins national contest”