The Forest Service is happy to announce that the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree is from the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests in Arizona. As it has for decades, the Forest Service is proud to provide this beautiful and symbolic tree for the nation. Selected by the Superintendent of Grounds at the Architect of the Capitol, the 85-foot blue spruce will grace the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. After traveling 4167.03 miles, the Capital Chirstmas Tree arrived in Washington, DC on Monday, November 30, 2009. Using energy efficient LED lights, the tree will be lit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Tuesday, December 8, at 5:00 p.m. The tree will remain lit every evening throughout the holiday season until early January 2010.
Find out more information at the Capital Christmas Tree website.
Track the tree’s journey from the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests to Washington DC.
Watch as the Tree was delivered to the Capitol Grounds on Monday.
I never knew all of this information about the Capital Christmas Tree – great post for the Christmas season. And you know we’ve truly entered “Government 2.0” when the tree has its own blog. 🙂