About Capitol Christmas Tree 2010

The Capitol Christmas Tree
The Actual Capitol Christmas Tree
Wyoming has been given the honor of providing the 2010 Capitol Christmas Tree for the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The search is currently on in the Bridger-Teton National Forest of western Wyoming for the perfect 65-foot tree. The Superintendent of the Capitol Grounds will select the tree this July. In November, it will be cut, loaded, and prepared for transport.

In mid-November, the tree will be toured across the state of Wyoming before heading east to the U.S. Capitol. In late November, the tree will be delivered to the U.S. Capitol, where it will be lowered into a 5-foot deep hole, strung with lights, and decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments made by Wyomingites. In December, the Speaker of the House and a lucky Wyoming student will light the tree and showcase Wyoming's historical, cultural and natural beauty. Throughout the holiday season, the tree will be lit at dusk, where it will be enjoyed by people throughout the world.