State Holiday tree comes from Dunn CountyThis year’s State Capitol Holiday Tree comes from Dunn County in northwest Wisconsin.
This year’s State Capitol Holiday Tree comes from Dunn County in northwest Wisconsin.
The 50-foot balsam fir was cut this week at Roger Conklin’s farm near Wheeler. It was wrapped in tarp and trucked to Madison.
The nearly 30-year-old tree will be placed in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday. Decorating will begin Tuesday, and a lighting ceremony is planned for a week from today.
Conklin calls the tree tall, slender and uniform. He says it’s honored the state chose it, something that’s never happened to him in his 50 years in business.
Conklin has owned his current 200-acre tree farm for about 26 years.
By the way, the Holiday Tree is the legal name for the Capitol tree. Legislators failed a year ago to a pass a bill calling it a Christmas tree.