Wanted: 2013 Wisconsin Capitol Christmas Tree

By KBJR News 1

Wanted: 2013 Wisconsin Capitol Christmas Tree

August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 1:55 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The search is on for the 2013 Wisconsin Capitol Christmas Tree.

Each fall, the State of Wisconsin searches for a Christmas tree to be displayed in the Capitol rotunda in December.

Tree donations must meet the following requirements:
- Balsam Fire between 35 and 45 feet tall

- Full branches throughout the tree, if possible. Otherwise a second donated tree may be needed to utilize the branches for filler.

- Tree should be accessible to the necessary logging and loading equipment for removing the tree from the property.

- All of the cutting, loading and hauling expenses are to be donated

“The annual display of a Christmas tree in the State Capitol rotunda is a special holiday tradition,” Governor Walker said. “Each holiday season, numerous tourists and visitors enjoy the beauty of our selected Balsam Fir tree.”

Wisconsin Department of Administration staff will meet with potential donors to inspect the tree prior to accepting the donation. The first tree that meets the requirements will be selected. The tree is harvested in November and is brought to the State Capitol in late November to early December.

For more information on how to participate, you can call Lisa Humphrey at 608-261-4355 or e-mail lisa.humphrey@wisconsin.gov.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns