Governor's Mansion Christmas tree comes from Conyers

3:30 PM, Nov 25, 2013   |    comments
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CONYERS, Ga. -- The Christmas tree that will grace the lawn of the Governor's Mansion this year comes from Conyers.

The Georgia Building Authority selected a 40-foot red cedar from the grounds of the Georgia International Horse Park to be featured at the Buckhead mansion.

"We are thrilled that a tree from the Georgia International Horse Park was chosen for the governor's Christmas tree," Jennifer Bexley, director of the horse park, said in a statement. "Of all the trees in northeast Georgia that could have been selected, it's an honor that this tree came from Conyers and our world-class facility."

The tree was cut down Monday morning and transported to the Governor's Mansion. It will be lit during the Christmas at the Mansion celebration on Dec. 8.

The Home Depot plans to recycle the tree after Christmas.

The Georgia International Horse Park was taken over by the city of Conyers after being used for equestrian events during the 1996 Olympics.

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