For the first time ever, Wyoming is providing our nation’s capitol with “The People’s Tree” in celebration of Christmas. The 67-foot Engelmann spruce, from the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, will be displayed on the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol building through December.
The celebrated and historic event comes at the request of U.S. Senator John Barrasso who asked that Wyoming be given the honor of gifting the tree to the nation. For the second year, Tri-State is a contributor to the 2010 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Project, and as such will gain exposure throughout the nation as well as many unique marketing and government relations opportunities.
Escorted by federal officials and traveling in a caravan of approximately 12 vehicles, the tree will spend 19 days touring 22 Wyoming towns and nine states before arriving in Washington, D.C. on November 29th to decorate the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol.