November 23, 2009

November 23, 2009 12:00 pm

We are moving through the South with the tree.   Along the way, people stop on the side of country roads dotted with red barns and tangled ribbons of concrete freeways.  They whip out cell phones to photograph the caravan and enjoy our friendly waves.  I can often see the slight confusion on their faces as they wonder if Arizona could really provide the U.S. Capitol with such a majestic tree.

Our massive trucks proudly herald the entrance of Arizona‚Äôs Gift from the Grand Canyon State.  We are frequently asked if this year the tree is a cactus!  We all seem to love the bragging rights we have of delivering a blue spruce that was 85 feet tall at harvest.



United States Forest Service