Governor's Mansion Christmas Tree Search

Do you have a grand, old evergreen that needs to be removed? Don’t just lose it — let us use it!

Send your entry by October 10

Each year, The Missouri Department of Conservation searches statewide for an ideal evergreen to serve as the centerpiece of holiday festivities at the governor’s mansion in Jefferson City. If your evergreen is chosen to be this year’s holiday tree, you will receive a personalized thank-you from the governor and an invitation to the lighting ceremony, which usually occurs the first week of December.

Entries must be …

  • An eastern white pine, Norway spruce, or eastern red cedar
  • At least 40 feet tall
  • Fully branched on all four sides
  • Accessible by Department equipment, such as large trucks
  • Given at no cost to the Department
  • Submitted by October 10 so Department staff can review them for the current year. Indicate whether your tree will be available after this year (and for how long).

Include the following information

  • Pictures from several angles and distances
  • Street address and Google map link
  • Telephone contact information and email address

Send by email or regular mail

Missouri Department of Conservation
Attn: Holiday Tree
Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180


large, lighted holiday tree in front of governor's mansion
Donated Holiday Tree
Every holiday season, a large, donated evergreen like this one lights up the Governor's mansion lawn.


crane lowering large pine tree into place at Governor's mansion lawn
Placing the Governor's Holiday Tree
This large, donated evergreen served as the Governor's mansion holiday tree in 2006.

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