NC farmer’s Christmas tree to be featured at the White House this holiday season

September 28, 2018

Larry Smith, a North Carolina farmer who grows Christmas trees, will have one of his trees featured this holiday season in the White House after he won a national contest.

He was selected to harvest and present a Fraser Fir Christmas tree to First Lady Melania Trump in two months.

The tree will be placed on display in the White House Blue Room on Nov. 19.

On Monday, the selection of the tree took place at Larry Smith’s farm, which is located in Newland, N.C., and named Mountain Top Fraser Fir.

A tour of the farm was given by hay ride after the press event. Participants feasted on light snacks during the event.

The tree selected by White House officials will be harvested Wednesday, Nov. 14 from Smith’s farm.

Winners of the National Christmas Tree Association tree contest have presented the White House Christmas tree since 1966.

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