The Engelman Spruce, under wraps on the truck above and at left, is on it's way to the front lawn of the nation's Capitol Building . It is on it's way from New Mexico to Washington D.C. and made a stop in Boise City on Tuesday afternoon. The nation's holiday tree always comes from one of our national forests and this spruce, which was 80 feet tall growing, and was trimmed down to 65 feet, came from the Santa Fe National Forest near Cuba, N.M., in Western New Mexico. The feat couldn't have been done without volunteers of time, money and equipment. The young people of New Mexico outdid themselves, with an estimated five thousand created decorations ballooning into an astronomical 25 thousand. The tree is due to be delivered by Nov. 28, decorated by the nation's grounds keepers and lighted on Dec. 8. The students of Boise City 's Elementary School traveled to the weigh station to see the tree, possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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