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Blue Spruce Begins Journey To U.S. Capitol For Holiday Celebrations

Nov 8, 2019
(Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

A 60-foot blue spruce tree is on its way to the U.S. Capitol in Washington. It was cut down Wednesday during a ceremony in a forested canyon in northern New Mexico, starting a 2½-week journey that will take it to the Capitol to be this year’s Christmas tree.

New Mexico Prepares To Harvest U.S. Capitol Holiday Tree

Nov 1, 2019
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Forest officials in New Mexico are ready to harvest a towering blue spruce that will serve as this year’s Christmas tree in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Proposal In Owl Case May Allow For Cutting Of U.S. Capitol Holiday Tree

Oct 22, 2019
aoc.gov

The fate of the official Christmas tree to be displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over the holidays is now in the hands of a federal judge.

Ban Could Block Capitol Christmas Tree From New Mexico

Oct 4, 2019
worldatlas.com

A tree to be displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over the holidays is supposed to come from a northern New Mexico forest.  That’s if the U.S. Forest Service can get an exception from a tree-cutting ban across all New Mexico national forests and one in Arizona.

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People who rely on firewood from Tonto National Forest and five other national forests in New Mexico now can cut and gather it.

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