Question: Where did the official White House Christmas tree come from in 2010?
Answer: The official White House Christmas tree was grown at a farm in Lehighton, Pa., about 75 miles northwest of Philadelphia and about 110 miles west of New York City.
Question: What kind of tree was the 2010 White House Christmas tree?
Answer: Douglas fir.
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Question: Who receives the tree?
Answer: Per tradition, the tree is presented to the first lady, who accepts the official White House Christmas tree on behalf of the people of the United States. First Lady Michelle Obama, along with daughters Sasha and Malia, welcomed the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree at the North Portico of the White House on Nov. 26, 2010.
Question: What did Mrs. Obama say after inspecting the White House Christmas tree?
Answer: "We'll take it."
Question: How did the tree get to the White House?
Answer: The Christmas tree was hauled through the White House gates by horse-drawn carriage.
Question: Where did the tree stand?
Answer: In the White House Blue Room.
Question: How tall was the 2010 White House Christmas tree?
Answer: Believe it or not, the official tree must be 18 1⁄2 feet tall on the button. It must be that tall and no higher so that it just barely reaches the ceiling in the Blue Room, where the power source for the lights descends.
Question: Who decorated the tree?
Answer: White House staff and volunteers, according to The Associated Press.
Question: Who grew the tree?
Answer: The 225-acre Crystal Spring Tree Farm II*, which is owned by Chris Botek, a second generation tree farmer.
Question: How is the official White House Christmas tree chosen?
Answer: This is actually pretty serious business. The National Christmas Tree Association holds a contest every year. To compete in the national contest, growers must first win their state or regional competition.
Botek, for example, competed in and won the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association tree contest to become eligible for the national contest. Botek won the National Contest in Winston-Salem, N.C., in August of 2010.
Question: How long does it take to grow a Christmas tree?
Answer: It can take as many as 15 years to grow a 7-foot-tall tree.
Question: Is Botek a Republican or a Democrat?
Answer: Botek told The Morning Call newspaper that he's a registered Republican who preferred President George W. Bush to the current occupant, Democratic President Barack Obama.
"I'm not a very political person," Botek told the newspaper, adding that providing the White House Christmas tree "has nothing to do with who's in office. ... You're supplying the Christmas tree to the whole country."
*Bonus fact: Crystal Spring Tree Farm II is the first in Pennsylvania, and only the sixth in the nation, to have twice provided the official White House Christmas tree, Botek told The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown.
According to the National Christmas Tree Association, whose members have provided the White House Christmas tree since 1966, Botek's parents Francis and Margaret Botek presented the White House Christmas tree to Laura Bush in 2006.