Christmas trees head to Missouri Governor's Mansion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - It's about to look a lot like Christmas at the Missouri Governor's Mansion.

The Christmas trees that will adorn the outside, the grand staircase, the parlor and library will arrive Monday.

The outside tree is a natural growth, 25-foot Eastern Red Cedar.

Inside, an Eastern White Pine from Tannenbaum Tree Farm in Armstrong will be placed in the grand staircase. It will be decorated in classic gold and burgundy.

Four eight-foot Eastern White Pines from Pea Ridge Nursery, near Hermann, will be placed in the library and parlor. The parlor trees will feature bluebird decorations, while dogwood decorations will adorn the library trees. The bluebird is Missouri's state bird, and the dogwood is the state tree.

Tours of the Christmas trees are planned for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

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