White House Selects a Christmas Tree from a Pennsylvania Farm as its Official Christmas Tree to Stand in the Blue Room

The White House will select its official 2022 Christmas tree to stand in the iconic Blue Room from Evergreen Acres Tree Farm.

On October 10, 2022 at 10:00am EST, Robert Downing, the White House Executive Usher, will lead a delegation to officially select the 2022 White House Christmas Tree.  The tree will be chosen from the many beautiful firs and pines growing on Paul and Sharon Shealer’s Christmas tree farm, Evergreen Acres.

The Shealers earned the honor of providing the official White House Christmas tree when their Douglas Fir entry was selected as Grand Champion at the National Christmas Tree Association’s National Tree and Wreath Contest. To qualify for the national contest, Shearles first had to win the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show’s competition earning the opportunity to represent Pennsylvania in the national contest.  Paul Shealer shared, “We were thrilled to win Grand Champion and are even more excited and privliged that our farm will provide the White House’s official Christmas tree. Evergreen Acres takes great pride in its trees every year, and it seems this year we can stand even taller!”

The tree selection event will include statements from Tim O’Connor, Executive Director of the National Christmas Tree Association, a representative from the Pennsylavania Department of Agriculture, and Randy Cypher, President of the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association.

“Pennsylvania growers produce one million of the nation’s most impressive Christmas trees every year,” Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. “We’re proud to showcase our finest growers at the PA Farm Show each January. We’re even prouder that the Shealer family qualified to win the National Christmas Tree competition by winning at Farm Show and will grace the White House, representing our commonwealth proudly and focusing the eyes of the nation on world-class PA-grown product.”

The event will take place at 10:00am at Evergreen Acres Tree Farm located at 135 Fort Lebanon Road, Auburn, PA 17922.

For more information about the official White House Christmas tree selection at the Shealer’s Evergreen Acres, please contact Aaron Grau at 717-229-9227 or aaron@christmastrees.org.