Melania Trump’s workplace on Thursday introduced the first girl will welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House on Monday. As has been the custom since 1966, the first girl plans to greet the tree because it arrives by horse-drawn carriage to the North Portico of the White House, in the end to be erected in the Blue Room on the State Ground.
This yr’s tree is an 18.5-foot Fraser Fir, chosen and reduce from Dan and Bryan’s Tree Farm in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Melania Trump’s workplace initially incorrectly named a tree farm in Oregon as the supplier of the tree in a press launch. A White House communications official on Friday corrected the farm and state.
In keeping with an announcement from the Nationwide Christmas Tree Affiliation, which has offered the official White House tree on behalf of growers for greater than 5 many years, White House Superintendent of Grounds Dale Haney not too long ago visited Dan and Bryan’s Tree Farm and chosen the official tree. Haney additionally selected smaller timber from the farm for added White House vacation decorations.
Historically, dozens of volunteers from throughout the nation spend a number of days at the White House after Thanksgiving, decking the halls and placing ending touches on the intensive vacation adorning that should happen throughout a number of public areas and rooms.
Melania Trump, as she has executed the final three years, began planning her “design theme” in late summer season for the holidays. This yr, nonetheless, the variety of volunteers chosen to adorn the White House was dramatically scaled again as a result of Covid-19 pointers, as can be the tour teams who come to see it.
When volunteers do arrive to start the work of putting in ornaments, wall décor, lights and garlands, they may put on masks and stay socially distant, per White House guidelines outlined in the volunteer utility type. Touring friends may also be required to put on face coverings and be socially distant.
UPDATE: This story has been up to date to mirror the White House correction of the farm title and placement.