Va. grower to provide Christmas tree for Biden – Richmond Times Dispatch

WASHINGTON — A Christmas tree grown by a Virginia farmer will be displayed at Vice President Joe Biden’s residence.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the Fraser fir grown by Rodney Richardson of Mount Rogers Christmas Tree Farm in Whitetop was named reserve champion of the National Christmas Tree Association’s annual contest. Traditionally, the reserve champion farmer has provided a Christmas tree for the vice president.


John Wyckoff of Belvidere, N.J., was the grand champion winner and will present a tree to the White House.

To enter the national contest, growers must first win their state or regional competition. Richardson won Virginia’s 2012 state contest and provided a 12-foot Fraser fir for the Executive Mansion last Christmas.


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