RUSTY, left, and Beau Estes admire the North Carolina fir tree that now adorns the White House. Photo: Courtesy N.C. Christmas Tree Growers Association, by Jennifer Greene
Russell and Beau Estes won the honor of providing the annual Christmas tree to the White House in August through the National Christmas Tree Association Grand Championship contest. This holiday season, the two accompanied the award-winning 18.5-ft. Fraser fir tree grown on their Jefferson, N.C., farm to the White House and helped present the award-winning tree to Mrs. Obama. The tree is displayed in the White House Blue Room throughout the holiday season.
To read the full story on the Estes' trip to Washington and the history of the contest from Southeast Farm Press editor Roy Roberson, visit the Southeast Farm Press website here.
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