Governor’s Tree Set To Be Cut Down
Governor Mark Dayton’s residence will soon be decorated with a large balsam fir on the front grounds, according to a release from the Minnesota DNR.
The tree in question will be cut down from the Nemadji State Forest by the DNR Forestry and Conservation Corps of Minnesota on November 18th, according to the release.
Standing at approximately 30 feet tall, the tree is estimated to be 40-45 years old. The DNR looks for nicely shaped and well filled out trees, months ahead of the winter season.
The DNR estimates that around $30M goes to the state economy because of private tree farms harvest of half a million Christmas trees.