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Colorado to provide next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree

The Grand Junction Sentinel via Associated Press
Andrew Harnik, Associated Press file

GRAND JUNCTION — Next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will come from western Colorado.

U.S. Forest Service officials said Monday a tree will be cut from Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre or Gunnison national forest to adorn the Capitol building’s West Lawn in 2020.

Spokeswoman Kim Phillips told The Daily Sentinel that a formal announcement will be made Friday. She declined to provide further details.

Each year, a national forest is chosen to provide a tree for the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

This year’s tree is a 60-foot blue spruce cut from the Carson National Forest outside of Taos.