10/5/11 – The White House Christmas tree will come from Marquette County in south central Wisconsin. Presidential staffers went to Schroeder’s Forever-greens in Neshkoro. And they picked an 18-and-a-half foot balsam fir that will go in the White House Blue Room. Tom and Sue Schroeder own the tree farm – and they earned the honor after winning a national contest put on by the National Christmas Tree Association. It’s the seventh White House tree chosen in Wisconsin since the contest began 45 years ago. Officials say that between tours and parties, over 100-thousand people will see the Schroeders’ tree.