US Capitol tree stops in Jerome

Published: Nov. 15, 2018 at 5:52 PM MST
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The United States Capitol Christmas tree made a stop in the Magic Valley Thursday afternoon

The tree, getting a police escort from the Idaho State Police, the Jerome Police Department, and the US Forest Service, made a stop at the Sawtooth National Forest office in Jerome.

The tree is traveling along the Oregon Trail to Missouri, then traveling to the capitol.

The tree came from Willamette National Forest and ranger Ron Feist said the tree was over 80 feet tall when selected.

"We're really excited. It's the first time ever in the projects 50 year history to been selected as a Noble Fir. It was 84 feet tall in the forest, and now it’s down to about 70 feet on the truck."

People can also check the trees process across the country, just by going to where there will also be live updates, blog posts and pictures.