Missouri Promises Plenty of Good Trees This Christmas

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The president of the Missouri Christmas Tree Association says families will have a nice crop of real trees to pick from this year.

Steve Meier of Cape Girardeau County says the smaller ones needed some irrigation, but the larger ones got enough rainfall.

Each year, one special tree is picked for shipment to Jefferson City.

“The Branch Ranch out of Philadelphia, Missouri, will be honored with presenting the tree that will sit by the governor’s door just above the rotunda in the capital building, itself,” he says.

Meier says the busiest weekend for his tree farm, and others around the state, is right after Thanksgiving.

He says families enjoying making memories by picking out a tree, or trees, together.

Meier spoke with KMOX on behalf of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board and the “It’s Christmas. Keep it Real Campaign” in advance of his November 18th appearance at the tree-lighting festival in St. Louis’ Kiener Plaza.

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