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The 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree...the rest of the story


December 20, 2017

Reporter's note: Since learning the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree would come from the Kootenai Forest in western Montana I've been following the story. When my wife and I lived in Libby I was a seasonal employee in the Kootenai Forest for several summers. I still have friends who work there and I was hoping I could get some nuggets of information about the national tree that might not otherwise be available. Turns out there was huge coverage by the media of the process of harvesting and shipping the tree to Washington for the lighting ceremony that happened early in December (December 6)...

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