MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Governor’s residence in St. Paul will soon look at lot more festive for the holiday season.

This morning the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be cutting down a white spruce for the house on Summit Avenue.

The 30-foot tree is coming from the Chengwatana State Forest, near Pine City.

The Governor’s tree will be set up in his front lawn on Monday morning, and will be lit on Dec. 1.

From there, it will be available for public viewing.

Each holiday season, half a million trees are harvested from private farms in Minnesota. Christmas trees contribute about $30 million dollars to the state’s economy.

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