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Learn about the Capitol Christmas Tree that stands on the Capitol's West Front Lawn each winter.
79-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce Shines Bright on the West Front Lawn of the Capitol “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, standing before the Capitol Christmas Tree at the U.S. Capitol. This year’s tree, a 79-foot-tall Englemann Spruce ...
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by the Speaker of the House, Paul D. Ryan, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 during a ceremony on the West Front Lawn beginning at 5 p.m. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, will serve as master of ceremonies.
The 2018 United States Capitol Christmas Tree will be cut from the Willamette National Forest.
This year’s tree is a 79-foot Engelmann spruce that traveled almost 3,500 miles from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to Washington, D.C.
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