- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Former John Deere employee donates 30-foot tall spruce tree to company
Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/16/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
While she easily could have used a John Deere tractor to take it down, Riessen had grander plans. Riessen told the Quad-City Times that she "loved the tree," but that it "was getting so big it overtook the front yard practically." After careful consideration, Riessen decided that her former employer's headquarters were the perfect spot for the massive Christmas tree.
Recently, crews from both Davey Tree and John Deere came to her home in Davenport, Iowa and cut the tree down and transported it to the company's Moline facility, where it is now proudly displayed by the front entrance. Riessen, who thought it "would be a nice thing to donate it to Deere for their Christmas tree," is thrilled with the tree's prominent place.
The tree will be lit with over 5,000 lights from November 26 to January 1. Hopefully, Santa Claus will put lots of John Deere toys underneath the tree.