The Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol will come from from Oregon.
The U.S. Forest Service chose Oregon and the Willamette National Forest for the tree.
Every year since 1970, the U.S. Forest Service has provided the Capitol Christmas Tree, and this year the tree will be cut from the Sweet Home Ranger District. Additionally, 70 smaller companion trees will be sent to Washington, D.C., to decorate government buildings and public spaces this December. Additionally, Oregonians will contribute 10,000 handmade ornaments, to be created throughout 2018. These ornaments will celebrate the state’s cultural history and people, landscapes, natural resources, and fish and wildlife.
The theme for the 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree is “Find Your Trail!” in recognition of two 2018 anniversaries: the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, and the 175th commemoration of the Oregon Trail. The Capitol Christmas Tree will travel eastward from Oregon on the reverse path of the Oregon Trail.