Minnesota will supply US Capitol Christmas tree

CASS LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will come from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota.

Workers will begin to search for the right tree beginning next month and will make a list of the possibilities. The U.S. Forest Service will help pick the right one next spring.

Chippewa Forest supervisor Darla Lenz says the tree will likely come from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s reservation.

The Bemidji Pioneer (http://bit.ly/19EIDqV ) says it’s not the first U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to come from the Chippewa National Forest. A 60-foot white spruce was selected in 1992.

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Information from: Pioneer, http://www.bemidjipioneer.com

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