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Press release from Six Rivers National Forest:
Due to poor weather and out of abundance of caution, the virtual ceremony to harvest the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 23 at 12 PM, instead of Sunday, Oct. 24.
Increased rain and elevated wind conditions that could affect the safety of personnel and equipment used to harvest the People’s Tree led to the decision by Forest leadership to shift the ceremony to 24 hours prior.
The public can still view this significant milestone during a livestream of the ceremony available on the Six Rivers National Forest Facebook page, starting at 12 PM, Saturday, Oct. 23.
The Facebook Live video will remain on the newsfeed to view at any time.
Continue to monitor online at @uscapitolchristmastree on Facebook and Instagram, and @USCapitolTree on Twitter for the latest information.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative is a 50-year tradition in which one of our 154 national forests provides a tree for the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season. The project is made possible with support from partners including nonprofit Choose Outdoors along with cash and in-kind contributions from companies large and small as well as volunteers locally and across the nation. For a list of 2021 sponsors and to join in the People’s Tree celebration visit uscapitolchristmastree.com and @uscapitolchristmastree on Facebook and Instagram and @USCapitolTree on Twitter.