Every year, the USDA Forest Service selects one of its 154 national forests to provide a tree to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season.
By News Desk
“Sugar Bear,” an 84-foot white fir located within the Mad River Ranger District of the Six Rivers National Forest, will grace the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol this holiday season.
The tree will make special appearances across California, including a drive-thru viewing at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium on November 6 between 8:30 am and 10:30 am.
The 84’ tall White Fir was harvested October 24 and prepared for the 3,300-mile expedition. The journey will include a series of 25 outdoor community celebrations before being delivered to the U.S. Capitol on November 19. The Tree will then be decorated with thousands of handmade ornaments specially created by Californians and will be lit in early December.
“We are honored that the cross-country journey of the People’s Tree will make its way to the Rose Bowl Stadium, right here near the Angeles National Forest. As a California national forest, we are proud to be part of the bigger campaign to connect people from across California and throughout the country to the outdoors and their public lands.” said Jerome “Jerry” Perez, Forest Supervisor for the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
The Capitol Christmas Tree viewing is open to the public and free to all who want to enjoy while following local health guidelines. Visitors to the tree at the Rose Bowl Stadium on November 6th will also see Smokey Bear.
For news, events and tour information, visit uscapitolchristmastree.com.
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