Members of the community gathered to welcome the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it made a stop in Pocatello today.

The tree came from the Willamette National Forest in Oregon and is a noble fir tree, which is the first time a tree of this type has been selected.

The tree is 80 feet tall and 35 years old and is en route to Washington D.C. via the reverse Oregon Trail.

It's the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail and the 50th anniversary of the Trail's act.

Scott Owen, Public Affair for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree said, "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree team. It comes from a different forest every time and it's only the second time it came from Oregon."

The tree is scheduled to arrive in Washington D.C. on November 25th and go up in the Capitol on November 26th.


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