If you've got a Christmas tree on your land you're looking to part with, the Missouri Department of Conservation might want it — for the governor's mansion.
The MDC is conducting its annual search for a big Christmas tree to be placed on the governor's mansion lawn in Jefferson City.
The agency has asked landowners across Missouri to contact it if they have a viable Christmas tree they would like to part with.
The tree must be around 40 feet tall and an eastern red cedar, Norway spruce or white pine, according to an MDC press release.
The tree selected will be cut and delivered by MDC staff, and the tree donor will receive a personalized thank-you from the governor, along with an invite to the tree-lighting ceremony. That ceremony usually takes place during the first week of December.
Send photos of possible Christmas trees from various angles and distances to firstname.lastname@example.org or Missouri Department of Conservation, ATTN: Mansion Christmas Tree, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102, along with a contact phone number and tree location.
The deadline to submit a tree for consideration is Sept. 30.