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Debbie Griffin photo A group of collaborators gathered at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Mr. Snowman's Christmas Tree Farm (Clifton) to help harvest a 35-foot Balsam fir tree and transport it to the state capitol in Madison for use as Wisconsin's official Christmas tree

Capitol harvests local tree

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A group of collaborators gathered at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Mr. Snowman's Christmas Tree Farm to help harvest a 35-foot Balsam fir tree and transport it to the state capitol in Madison for use as Wisconsin's official Christmas tree.

Bill Beckman, who's worked for the state for 31 years and has harvested the capitol's tree for the past 28 years, said the Balsam will be decorated then featured in a Dec. 4 lighting ceremony.

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