The Capitol Christmas Tree visted 22 cities on its way to Washington, D.C., and arrived at the Capitol on November 25th. Follow the tree's 5000 mile journey across the United States HERE. You can also follow the tree on Twitter @CapitolTree2013.
The White Mountain National Forest's Androscoggin Ranger District began hosting a special exhibition November 26th that delves into the history of northern forests of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and New York in a fun and engaging way. Visit the White Mountain to check it out!
The Chippewa National Forest has been selected for the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree!
The Shawnee National Forest has introduced a fun new game called "Where's Woodsy?". To participate - visit the Shawnee National Forest home page HERE.
Winter officially begins Dec. 21 and many parts of the Eastern Region are changing their look from fall colors to snow-covered trees. This is the time of the year when exploring the forest can lead to new discoveries and bring family and friends together. Your national forests are the perfect place to find that one of a kind holiday tree, collect firewood or gather other forest products that bring the great outdoors into your home.
The Winter Solstice occurs Dec. 21, 2013 and marks the beginning of the season. It indicates the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. It also signifies a time of celebration, holiday traditions and festivities. Taking center stage during this time are the plants of the winter solstice – used to decorate and brighten homes around the world.