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Delivering Enchantment in 2019

Track the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Carson-to-Capitol with Spireon

 

Capitoltreetracker.com provides real-time GPS location tracking of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree using FleetLocate by Spireon’s advanced trailer management technology, as it makes its way from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Live tracking begins November 11th.

Scheduled Stops

Click on the tabs below for more information about the scheduled stops along the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree's route.*
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ABOUT

The tradition of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, or "The People’s Tree," began in 1964 when Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John W. McCormack (D-MA) placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. This tree lived three years before succumbing to wind and root damage.

In 1970, the Capitol Architect asked the U.S. Forest Service to provide a Christmas tree. Since then, a different national forest has been chosen each year to provide "The People’s Tree." This national forest also works with state forests to provide companion trees that are smaller Christmas trees for offices in Washington, D.C.

The Carson National Forest in New Mexico will provide the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, with Spireon providing GPS tracking of the tree as it makes its journey.