US Capitol Christmas Tree Coming From Colorado
The most famous Christmas tree in the United States is going to come from a forest in Colorado this year. The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested from the White River National Forest near Meeker, Colorado on Friday.
75 subalpine fir trees from Colorado will accompany the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this holiday season. These companion trees, harvested by the Colorado State Forest Service, will be placed in U.S. government offices.
The Capitol Christmas Tree and its companion trees will make their journey from Colorado to Capitol Hill in November. Before they make it to Washington D.C. they will make several stops on the way.
The tree will be at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley on November 12th from 8am-10am. There will be music, a presentation of ornaments by local children, a gift presentation to the tree staff, welcome proclamation by mayor and county commissioners, veterans recognition, and the Santa Cops toy donation collection.