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Northern California Tree Chosen As This Year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Photo: The Joy Trip Project via U.S. Forest Service Six Rivers National Forest

Over the weekend, the tree that was selected to serve as the U.S. Capitol's Christmas Tree was harvested from Northern California. The 84-foot-tall white fir, nicknamed Sugar Bear, was from the Six Rivers National Forest, specifically the the Mad River Range District, most recently impacted by the 2020 August Complex Fire, the largest recorded fire in California history. The tree has been cut and loaded thanks to the Forest Service and PG&E crews. But before it ends up in Washington D.C., it will make several stops across the state and nation. The massive tree will make an appearance at the May Fair in Dixon and on November 2nd from 3 to 6pm. Followed by a stop at the the State Capitol on November 3rd between 10am to noon. After a few more stops in California, the tree will also make stops in Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas, Missouri, and Maryland. It's due to arrive on the West Lawn of the US Capitol Building on November 19th.

Here is a full breakdown of times and locations for the tree's tour stops:

Friday, Oct. 29

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Del Norte Visitor Center (1001 Front Street, Crescent City, CA 95531)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eureka Waterfront (Madaket Square Boardwalk, D Street, Eureka, CA 95501)

Saturday, Oct. 30

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Willow Creek Mainstreet (CA Hwy-299, Willow Creek, CA 95573)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fortuna River Lodge (1800 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna, CA 955340)

Sunday, Oct. 31 

12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Pear Tree Shopping Center (504 East Perkins St., Ukiah, CA, 95540)

Monday, Nov. 1

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Golden Gate National Recreation Area (435 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Vallejo Waterfront Ferry Stop (289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA 94590)

Tuesday, Nov. 2

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dixon May Fair (655 South 1st Street, Dixon, CA 95620)

Wednesday, Nov. 3

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. California State Capitol (1010 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mother Lode Fairgrounds (220 Southgate Rd, Sonora, CA 95370)

Thursday, Nov. 4

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Downtown Mariposa (Hwy 140 between 9th and 10th Street, Mariposa, CA 95338)

Saturday, Nov. 6

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Rose Bowl Stadium (1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Redlands West Pearl Avenue (between Eureka and Orange Streets, Redlands, CA 92374)

Monday, Nov. 8

3:30 p.m. Holbrook Parade (escort through Holbrook, AZ 86025)

Tuesday, Nov. 9

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Petrified Forest National Park (1 Park Road, Phoenix, AZ 86028)

Thursday, Nov. 11

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. New Mexico Veteran's Memorial (1100 Louisiana Blvd SE #5009, Albuquerque, NM 87108)

Saturday, Nov. 13

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Downtown Fayetteville (Northwest Avenue & West Dickson Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters (1935 S Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO 65807)

Tuesday, Nov. 16

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Williamsport Town Hall (2 N Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD 21795)

Friday, Nov. 19

Delivery to West Lawn, U.S. Capitol Building

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