WV state capital obtains trees from local farmer for annual holiday celebration

A farmer has donated two trees for West Virginia’s holiday display at the state Capitol.

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Jim Rockis gave the Canaan firs from his property in Morgantown, the office of Gov. Jim Justice said in a news release.

The West Virginia state capital obtained trees from a local farmer for their annual holiday celebration. A businessman cut down the trees and transported them to Charleston on Monday.

The donated trees were growing too tall and needed to be cut down due to power lines nearby. A local businessman cut down and transported the trees to Charleston on Monday. The trees will be decorated with lights, which will be turned on Dec. 3 during Joyful Night, the state’s annual holiday celebration, the statement said.

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“When you think of the perfect Christmas tree to be displayed at our State Capitol that reflects what it means to be a West Virginian, you can’t find a better choice than a Canaan Fir,” Rockis said.