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The holiday season has arrived at the State Capitol with delivery today of the Capitol Christmas tree.

On November 7, a tree crew from the California Department of General Services cut down the state’s official Christmas tree from the Latour Demonstration State Forest near Redding and prepared the tree for transport and delivery, via Cal Fire truck, on November 8. 

Once set up of the tree is complete, DGS crews will spend several days trimming the tree with 500 hand-crafted ornaments donated from the California Department of Developmental Services. The ornaments are created by children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive services and support from the state’s development centers and 21 nonprofit regional centers.

The tree will also feature 10,000 ultra-low-wattage, light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

The Latour Demonstration State Forest is one of eight state forests operated by CAL FIRE. 

See a photo display of the tree cutting and delivery on the DGS Flickr page.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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