The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service provides a tree each year from a different state. This year’s tree, an Engelmann Spruce, is 79 feet tall. It comes from the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana.
It is making the journey to the District on a truck, stopping in several cities along the way. The ornaments that will decorate the tree are handmade and come from different parts of Montana.
There is also a large Christmas tree in front of the White House.