The Governor Wants Your Christmas Tree

(Desloge) The search is on for a giant Christmas tree to put on the Governor’s Mansion lawn in Jefferson City.

The tree must be a native species to Missouri like a Norway spruce, white pine or eastern red cedar.

It needs to be at least 35 to 40 feet tall.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking the public to consider donating a tree if it fits bill.

The tree must have full branches on all sides and be accessible for large equipment to cut down and haul.

Last years tree came to the state capitol from Desloge, from the home of Doris Baker.