MISSOULA — The Kootenai National Forest in northwestern Montana has been selected to provide the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.
The tree must be between 60 and 85 feet tall and a species that represents Montana. It also must be accessible to the crane and semi-truck that will be used to remove the tree in November.
It will be hauled across the country and displayed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
In 2008, a fir tree selected from the Bitterroot National Forest, was displayed at the U.S. Capitol.
The 2016 Capitol Christmas tree came from the Payette National Forest in Idaho.
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