An Engelmann spruce from Montana is gracing the West Lawn at the U.S. Capitol this holiday season. The tree, cut from the Koonenai National Forest in northwestern Montana arrived in Washington D.C. on Monday after a 3,500 mile journey.
An Engelmann spruce from Montana arrives at the U.S. Capitol grounds
Capitol tree from Montana arrives on an 83-foot-long trailer
Workers unstrap the tree after it arrives in D.C.
Preparing to unload the tree after a 3,500-mile journey to D.C.
Workers prepare to lift the tree off the 83-foot-long trailer that carried it from Montana
Unloading the tree on the U.S. Capitol grounds
Workers prepare to unload the 79-foot Capitol tree
The Capitol tree is lifted off a 83-foot-tall trailer
The U.S. Capitol tree is lifted in preparation to be placed on the West Lawn
A tree from Montana is lifted to be placed on the West Lawn at the U.S. Capitol