WASHINGTON – The U.S. Capitol and the White House kicked off the holiday season with deliveries of their Christmas trees on Monday.
A 65-foot tall Pacific Silver Fir is from Washington State where it will be displayed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. The tree was cut from the Olympic National Forest and will be decorated with 10,000 lights and 3,000 ornaments. The Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for Dec. 6.
First Lady Laura Bush is also taking delivery of the White House Christmas Tree this morning. The tree, which tops 18 feet, was selected from a Christmas tree farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. It is one of three trees cut for the White House earlier this month.
The big tree will be used the Blue Room, two smaller trees will be displayed in the Oval Office and in the Bush's family quarters.