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• 30: number of fresh Christmas trees in the White House.

• 18 feet 6 inches: height of White HouseChristmas tree, a balsam fir grown in Neshkoro, Wis.

• 7: number of Christmas trees made from paper, felt or recycled aluminum.

• 5: number of topiaries of the White House pooch Bo made of felt, buttons, pom-poms, marshmallows, licorice and garbage bags.

Source: The White House press office.

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