Capitol Christmas tree en route to Washington
"The People's Tree," a 73-foot Engelmann Spruce, was cut down Friday in Colorado's White River National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service is supervising the tour, with the tree being displayed in various Colorado towns this week, and in Texas and New Mexico next week.
The tree arrives at the Capitol on Nov. 26. The Diesel Technology Forum, sponsor of the tree tour, will be posting updates on Twitter and Facebook of the tree's trip out east.