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New Jersey Christmas Trees Heading to The White House

| November 20, 2013 12:10 PM video

Several White House Christmas trees have been chosen from a New Jersey farm for the first time ever.  (Video by Andre Malok/The Star-Ledger)

By Mike Frassinelli/The Star-Ledger
You see the 10-foot-tall Douglas firs — full, bright, shaped like a Scarlett O’Hara dress — and don’t exactly conjure up images of Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree.

No, instead you envision them in rooms of the White House, bursting with lights and ornaments and enjoyed by the Obamas and their guests.

“These are the most perfectly shaped trees I’ve seen in a long time,” said White House Chief Usher Angella Reid as she searched for Christmas trees today at Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm in Warren County.

At the White House, it’s going to be a Very Jersey Christmas.

For the first time, the White House Christmas trees have been selected from a New Jersey farm.

Four Douglas firs, between 9 and 10 feet tall, were picked today from Wyckoff’s, a 170-acre farm now being run by the family’s seventh generation in White Township.
John Wyckoff and his family got the honor after winning a contest through the trade group, the National Christmas Tree Association. The family will get to see the trees at the White House.

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