The Capitol Christmas tree arrived in Washington Monday morning.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is unloaded from a tractor trailer by crew members of the Architect of the Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
The year’s tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado.
A crew member of the Architect of the Captiol trims branches of the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree after it arrives at Capitol Hill.
The Capitol tree will be lit by Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) during a ceremony on Dec 4.