At a North Carolina farm, a ribbon marks the tree selected to be the White House Christmas Tree. (WBTV-TV)
RALEIGH, NC (FOX Carolina) -
A tree grown in North Carolina will deck the halls of the White House this year.
The 19-foot Fraser fir Peak Farms in Jefferson was picked in early October and was harvested Saturday.
The tree will be presented to first lady Michelle Obama on Friday morning in Washington. It will then be displayed in the Blue Room, during the holidays.
Trees from Cool Springs Nursery in Banner Elk were also chosen for the vice president's home.
"This is the first time the White House tree and vice president's tree have come from the same state," said state Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. "It speaks volumes about the quality of trees available in North Carolina."
Troxler said the Tarheel State ranks second in the nation in Christmas tree production.
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