SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Brad Broussard is a Sulphur resident who decided to turn his 46 foot cypress tree into a holiday attraction at the last house on Earth Street.
“As it grew, I said, ‘This looks more like a Christmas tree than a cypress tree,'” Broussard said.
Broussard said he spent nearly $800 just on lights for the tree, but he says it’s a small price to pay to get everybody in the holiday spirit.
“We started doing a little investigating and somebody said it could be the tallest Christmas tree in Calcasieu Parish. Well, the little bit of investigating I did, I could be the tallest in the state,” Broussard said.
According to 24/7wallstreet.com, which lists the tallest Christmas trees per state, Louisiana has it’s tallest listed at just 30 feet. However, Broussard says it’s less about setting a record and more about inspiring others.
“I mean, I’m no Clark Griswold, but hey, my real goal is to have the state set it as a record and have people try to break it,” Broussard said.
“Yeah, people are coming by and taking a look and that’s good,” Broussard said. “I want people to come by and just enjoy what they see and maybe bring a little happiness to them for a little while. I’m just trying to spread the story of Christmas and I just got to give back. That’s my thing.”
Broussard says even if it’s not the biggest in the state, it’s still the largest Christmas tree on Earth... Street.