… it took 24 people to carry the 38 ft-tall holiday tree into the Capitol this morning? That’s right!
The noble fir was cut down yesterday in Toutle Ridge near Mt. St. Helens on Department of Natural Resources property. The tree was brought on a large flat bed semi-truck and carried in by hand. Look closely, you can see 2 x 4’s are placed under the tree as handles for workers to slowly make their way into the building. It took about an hour to get the tree from the truck to the inside of the rotunda. The lighting ceremony takes place next Friday, December 4 at 6:00 pm.