‘Trump Tree’ removed from Festival of Trees for violating policy finds new home

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A Festival of Trees entry that was removed due to violating its policy on political messages has found a new home.

Quad Cities native Ashley Richardson was planning on participating in her third Festival of Trees, however executives at the Quad City Arts deemed that her tree, one that represented President Trump, was too political and was supporting a campaign.

Ashley took the tree down and put it up at Davenport Guns for it to be displayed. The tree will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to Camp Valor Outdoors. Camp Valor Outdoors is an organization that helps out veterans by taking them hunting, fishing, and shooting.

Despite having to take the tree down at the festival, Ashley still wanted to support the veterans and show off her tree.

Here is the statement from the Festival of Trees.

Festival is almost here. Just a quick review of the rules of the road. We do not allow politicians in the parade….

Posted by Festival of Trees, Quad City Arts on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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