The Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in Washington, D.C.
The Capitol Christmas finally arrived in Washington, D.C., this morning.
The tree is a gift to the people of the United States from the people of Colorado. Each year, many corporations and non-profits donate their time and money to deliver one, perfect Christmas tree. This tree is 73-feet tall and was selected by the park rangers from the White River National Forest in Colorado.
The Aspen Daily News reports that the tree and the cutting process was privately blessed by members of the Northern Ute Indian tribe from Fort Duchesne, Utah, and from the Four Corners region of Colorado. Mack Trucks donated the trucks need to transport the tree cross country; the fuel was also donated. It will be lit by House Speaker John Boehner during a ceremony on December 4th. Here is the tree being unloaded by crane:
At the website for the Capitol Christmas tree you can donate to help reforest the areas devastated by Colorado wildfires.