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Governor Walker Lights Capitol Christmas Tree
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 12/05/2018

For one last time, Gov. Scott Walker lit the State Capitol Christmas Tree at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Tuesday. The balsam fir was decorated with 'Wisconsin's Dairyland' themed ornaments made by students from throughout the state.

"This year's Capitol Christmas Tree is a symbol of many of our state's strong traditions," said Governor Walker. "The tree itself stands as a symbol of our state's history in the logging industry, the ornaments represent our state's ever-important dairy industry, and everyone coming together to decorate and visit the tree represent the sense of community we all love about Wisconsin."

Walker also thanked those who helped with this year's tree, including the hundreds of students who submitted decorations, as well as Don and Mary Miller of Plainfield who donated the pine.

The 2018 State Capitol Christmas Tree was coordinated by the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association and arrived earlier this month. The tree is between 35 and 40 feet tall.

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