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Commissioner Adam H. Putnam with Sigrid and Franco
Camacho, owners of Bavarian Christmas Tree Farm.
Continuing a long-standing tradition of kicking-off the holiday season in the Florida Capitol, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam presented Florida-grown Red Cedar Christmas trees to Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Patronis today. At the ceremony, Governor Scott lit the Christmas tree in the reception area of the Executive Office of the Governor. First Lady Ann Scott hung the first ornament on the tree, the 2017 Governor’s Mansion Christmas ornament.
Bavarian Christmas Tree Farm in Tallahassee provided this year’s Christmas trees to be displayed on the Plaza Level of the Capitol through the month of December. Bavarian Christmas Tree Farm is a family farm, owned and operated by Franco and Sigrid Camacho for more than 16 years.
Floridians harvest approximately 16,000 Florida-grown Christmas trees from the state’s more than 100 Christmas tree farms each year to decorate their homes and businesses during the holiday season.