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Finding that perfect fir

 

August 15, 2018

JIM KAUFMANN, director of the Capitol Grounds and Arboretum in the office of the Architect of the Capitol, examines the top of a grand fir, a candidate for the Capitol Christmas tree located in the Big Springs Sno Park.

The hunt for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree hit the final stretch last week with the arrival of the U.S. Government official who will make the final selection.

Willamette National Forest staff have narrowed down millions of trees to just five candidates to serve as the Capitol Christmas Tree.

Jim Kaufmann, director of the Capitol Grounds and Arboretum in the office of the Architect of the Capitol, spent three days last week inspecting the candidates. Wednesday, he took a look at a candidate growing at Big Springs Sno Park, with local media in tow.

In January, the U.S. Forest Service ann...



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