DELTA, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s Christmas in July as we learn Colorado will provide the Capitol Christmas Tree this year.
“I’m thrilled that one of Colorado’s magnificent Engelmann Spruce is heading to Washington D.C. to represent our state at the U.S. Capitol during the holidays this year,” said Gov. Jared Polis in a news release.READ MORE: COVID In Denver: Businesses Consider Proof Of Vaccination Status
The tree will be harvested from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests.
The Colorado Tourism Office also announced the kickoff of the 2020 Capitol Christmas Tree project to encourage all of us to make ornaments for the tree.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
The theme for the tree this year is “Experience Your Nature” and the governor says that’s perfect for our state.
“Coloradans are proud of our state’s natural beauty, forests, and incredible outdoor spaces, and I’m glad the rest of the country will be able to see a small piece of the majesty that Colorado offers. While this is a difficult time for people across our state and across the country, I hope that Colorado’s contribution to the national Christmas spirit can help bring us all together.”MORE NEWS: 'Guys Have A Badge On And It's Like They Run The World': Subject Of Violent Aurora Police Arrest Wants Change
You’ll be able to start tracking the tree’s journey in November.