Monthly Archives: November, 2016

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Harvested from the Payette National Forest

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree has been a popular holiday tradition on the Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C. since 1964. A different national forest is chosen each year to provide “The People’s Tree,” along with 70 additional trees for offices around the Capitol. The 2016 Capitol Christmas Tree is an Idaho mountain gem.  The Payette […]

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Capitol Christmas Tree Celebration

This holiday season, an Idaho tree from the Payette National Forest will steal the national spotlight when it becomes the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The U.S. Forest Service is cutting down the Engelmann spruce on Wednesday, November 2 and then it will start its cross country journey to Washington, D.C. But not before a big […]

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