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.