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Hamlet, Indiana, November 28, 2014 – Hensler Nursery has been selected to provide several trees to the Indiana Statehouse this year as part of the Christmas tree project with the Indiana Christmas Tree Association.

Hensler Nursery will be providing a 9-foot Fraser Fir for Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann. The tree was grown at their Northern Indiana Starke County Christmas tree farm. The tree will be displayed in the office of Lieutenant Governor Ellspermann.

Hensler Nursery is also providing a 10-foot Fraser Fir for the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda, alongside other Indiana Christmas tree growers. This year, the Rotunda will be hosting smaller trees for their presentation rather than the traditional 25-foot tree. The formal presentation to Statehouse officials will begin at 8 a.m. EST.

For the last 27 years, Hensler Nursery has been providing trees to the Indiana Statehouse.

“Like every year, we make a careful tree selection by walking the fields at our main nursery where many of our customers will be cutting their own trees,” says John Hensler, owner of Hensler Nursery.

The annual project of the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association places freshly cut trees in the Capitol Rotunda, as well as select offices of Indiana’s to elected officials. This year, officials chose to break with tradition and feature dozens of smaller trees, rather than the traditional 25-foot tree.

“One of our first presentations was to the Governor’s Mansion while Otis Bowen was Indiana’s Governor,” says Hensler. “We are thrilled to again be bringing fresh Christmas trees from Starke County to Indiana’s Capitol.” 

About Hensler Nursery

For over sixty years, Hensler Nursery, Inc. has been growing high quality seedlings, transplants, and Christmas trees. A combination of fertile soils, a mild climate and expert foresters result in high-quality nursery plants and Christmas trees. Well-known in the industry for our seedlings and transplants, we also raise Scotch Pine, White Pine and Fraser Fir for wholesale and retail.