Capitol Christmas tree has a Twitter account

This year’s Christmas tree — a three-ton, six-story-tall Engelmann spruce — updated followers from @TrackTheTree along its route to Washington from Wyoming, where it was felled Nov. 6.
 

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The tree arrived on the Capitol grounds on Monday, according to a tweet from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.).

According to its blog and Facebook page, this year’s spruce will now be “lowered into a 5-foot deep hole, strung with lights, and decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments made by Wyomingites.” The lighting ceremony, conducted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), is scheduled for Dec. 7, and after that its lights will be turned off every night at 11.


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