Foresters and landscape architects to select tree from White River National Forest
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — For only the third time on record, Colorado will provide next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, according to U.S. senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton, who announced this week that the 2012 tree will come from the White River National Forest, near Meeker.
The selection will give the state some publicity, drawing attention to its abundant natural resources, as well as threats to those resources, including global warming and insect infestations, Udall and Tipton said.
“I want to thank Choose Outdoors and the other private and non-profit partners, as well as the U.S. Forest Service employees in Colorado, whose hard work will allow us to share a piece of our state’s glorious natural landscape with the rest of the country,” Udall said in a press release. (more…)
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