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State Christmas tree selected from Medford

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MEDFORD (WAOW) -

The holiday celebration at the State capitol will have some Central Wisconsin flavor.

The Christmas tree chosen to grace the lawn in Madison was taken from Meyer's Castle Tree Farm in Medford.

The balsam fir stand 37 feet tall, weighing close to 4,000 pounds. Two State Representatives picked out the tree last week. On Wednesday, it was cut down and hauled away to Madison where it will be decorated.

"We just keep big trees because we like them and eventually we do sell them but they are just so beautiful and breathtaking and we love our work," Gary Meyer, owner of Meyer's Farm said.

The tree lighting ceremony will take place at the capitol in Madison on November 30th.

The Meyer farm also provided the White House Christmas tree in 1998.

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