The state’s official Christmas tree arrived today at the State Capitol in preparation for December’s lighting ceremony.

A tree crew from the California Department of General Services cut down the 60-foot fir tree Monday at the Latour Demonstration State Forest near Redding .

CAL FIRE transported the tree to the Capitol west lawn today with a CHP escort.  DGS crews will spend several days trimming the tree with 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.

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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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