2012 Capitol Christmas tree comes from Basin Electric member service area

Once again, a Basin Electric member service area shared one of its trees with Washington D.C.!

The 2012 Capitol Christmas tree comes from the White River National Forest, outside Meeker, CO. According to Powering the West, Tri-State G&T’s blog, the tree was growing within the area served by White River Electric Association, and the co-op worked with the local forest district office to assist in the transportation of the tree as it toured the U.S. along its way to Washington, D.C. Tri State G&T is a Basin Electric Class A member, and White River Electric is a Basin Electric Class C member.

The tree arrived in Washington, D.C., yesterday. Go to the official website to learn more about its journey. The lighting ceremony will happen on Dec. 4.

Below is a picture from the SkyBitz Track the Tree’s Flickr account. Check it out to see all 102 photos from the Nov. 2, 2012, tree harvesting and cutting ceremony.

TTTSkyBitz2012-2863

Tree Stats:
Species: Engelmann Spruce
Age: 74 years
Height: 73 feet
Trunk Diameter: 28 inches

In 2010, the Capitol Christmas tree came from Wyoming, and the Basin Electric logo got to ride along: Basin Electric logo rides along with the 2010 Capitol Christmas Tree!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,703 other followers

%d bloggers like this: