Capitol Tree

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4:04 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Northwest Christmas Tree Starts Journey to Congress’ Front Lawn

The 2013 Capitol Tree, from the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington, is prepared for loading onto a truck.
Jessica Robinson

The Christmas tree destined for the nation's capital begins a cross-country road trip this week, starting in the Northwest.

This year, the carefully-chosen Capitol Tree is a spruce from Washington's Colville National Forest. And getting an 80-foot tree out of a national forest isn't quite like going to a U-cut.

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