Sulphur man attempts to create tallest Christmas tree in Louisiana

(Luke Burdsall)
Updated: Dec. 6, 2018 at 8:08 PM CST
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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/, 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.

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