Gov. Walker: 2017 State Capitol Christmas tree selected, harvested in Emery

Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced today the selection and harvest of the 2017 State Capitol Christmas tree. The 40-foot balsam fir was harvested in the Town of Emery and donated by Jim Ryf.
“This year’s State Capitol Christmas tree will have the added privilege of honoring the Capitol’s centennial with ornaments from school children around the state,” Governor Walker said. “We thank Jim Ryf for donating this tree and are looking forward to seeing it decorated.”

The 2017 State Capitol Christmas tree is being transported by Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association. It is estimated to arrive at the East Washington entrance of the Wisconsin State Capitol today, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Members of the public and press are welcome to watch the arrival of the Christmas tree.

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