Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"National forests across the country vie for the chance to provide the [Capitol Christmas] tree each year"

The Forest Service picks the winning forest, and Bechtol chooses the lucky tree. Then, rangers hold celebrations and fundraisers to pay for its transportation to D.C.

“Sometimes they have to build roads to get to the tree, which is part of the reason we pick it out so early,” Bechtol says.