Christmas 2011 has not yet come, but Colorado’s Congressional delegation is already excited to announce that the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will hail from the Centennial State.
The tree will come from Colorado’s White River National Forest, and the Forest Service will work over the next year to pick “candidate trees,” according to a news release sent Friday by Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and GOP Rep. Scott Tipton.
Colorado has provided the “People’s Tree” twice previously: in 1990 and in 2000.
This year’s tree is a 65-foot white fir from California’s Stanislaus National Forest.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.