The arrival of the Capitol Christmas trees is a tradition cherished by many. Three 7-foot Virginia Pines arrived by horse-drawn carriage at the Capitol on Tuesday, November 29th. The trees are from the Spring Creek Growers, a family-owned farm located in Montgomery County, and were delivered by Carla Jones, owner of Spring Creek Growers and President of the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association. Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Secretary of the Senate Patsy Spaw, and Patricia Shipton of the Speaker's Office were on hand to greet Mrs. Jones. The trees are placed in various locations within the Capitol. 

 

Spring Creek Growers deliver Christmas
cheer to the Capitol.
Welcoming Carla Jones and family.

 
Accompanying the smaller trees were the 25-foot Christmas trees for the House and Senate chambers. These iconic trees are each about 10 years old and 12 feet in diameter, and come from the Elves Christmas Tree Farm. This is the sixth consecutive year that the farm has supplied Christmas trees for the Capitol.

 

Marshall Cathey of Elves Christmas Tree Farm loads the
25-foot tree onto a trailer. Lynnette George/Herald Democrat.

 

Senate Christmas Tree
House Christmas Tree