The above just showed up in my twitter stream so I guess they’re warming up the GPS receivers in Wyoming, the location of the tree doomed to come adorn the Capitol. The Wyoming Trib says this is the first time Wyoming will contribute a tree, somewhat surprising since this tradition is in its 40th year and there’s really only 48 conveniently drivable states to get a tree from.
You can read more about the whole process at Capitol Christmas Tree 2010. There’s some fun tidbits in the media kit, like:
- all 5,000+ ornaments on the tree are made in Wyoming.
- The tree is fitted with a bladder to keep it hydrated during the trip and it absorbs about 65 gallons of water a day
- The tree is growing in Bridger Teton National Forest, seemingly unaware of its impending demise on November 6th.
No word on what its last meal will be. Perhaps some enterprising marketer at Evian will get in on the operation and send some bottles. No fizz, please.