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  • It's 16,500 pounds, 80-feet tall and the U.S. Capitol's new neighbor from Idaho

    The Capitol Christmas tree, an Engelmann spruce from the Payette National Forest in Idaho, arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday after completing a 4,000 mile, three-week long, cross-country journey. The tree will be officially decorated and lit on Dec. 6 on the Capitol building's west lawn.

The Capitol Christmas tree, an Engelmann spruce from the Payette National Forest in Idaho, arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday after completing a 4,000 mile, three-week long, cross-country journey. The tree will be officially decorated and lit on Dec. 6 on the Capitol building's west lawn. Ali Rizvi McClatchy
The Capitol Christmas tree, an Engelmann spruce from the Payette National Forest in Idaho, arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday after completing a 4,000 mile, three-week long, cross-country journey. The tree will be officially decorated and lit on Dec. 6 on the Capitol building's west lawn. Ali Rizvi McClatchy

The story behind the 80-foot Christmas tree outside the U.S. Capitol

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