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.