The tradition of the White House Christmas tree dates back to 1889. This year the tree comes from Mountain Top Fraser Fir farm in Newland, North Carolina.
White House Christmas tree selection is a competitive process overseen by the National Christmas Tree Association, which has provided the official tree since 1966. Mountain Top Fraser Fir’s Larry Smith was named “Grand Champion” in the tree association’s contest last summer, his fifth attempt to win the honor of providing a tree to the White House, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.
A a native North Carolinian, I am proud that this important NC agricultural product is in the White House. The photos show lots of green and red. Maybe this year will have a more traditional color palate at the White House rather than the Frozen set from last year.