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Bemidji Pioneer Article | 12/12/13
CHIPPEWA NATIONAL FOREST ANOUNCES THEY WILL BE PROVIDING THE "2014" CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE!
The Chippewa National Forest has been selected as the provider for the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C. in 2014. A generation has passed since a tree from Minnesota has visited our nation’s capital as part of the nation’s holiday celebrations.
Beginning in 1964, the Capitol Christmas Tree has been a tradition in Washington D.C. Since 1970, a national forest has been selected with providing the tree that will represent the U.S. Forest Service and the state which it comes from. In 1992, the Chippewa National Forest and Leech Lake Reservation sent a 60-foot white spruce along with thousands of ornaments made by local school children.
Groups, organizations, and individuals interested in helping with the year-long celebration and planning for the 2104 Capitol Christmas Tree can contact Chippewa National Forest either by phone at 218-335-8600 or by e-mail at R9_Chippewa_Public@fs.fed.us