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.

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

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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.

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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.