U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Marietta

MARIETTA, Ohio (August 21, 2014) – The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be coming to Marietta for a few hours on Tuesday, November 18th. Marietta is one of more than 20 communities from Minnesota to Washington, DC that have been designated as tour stops for the tree. According to Joe Matthews, Mayor of Marietta, this […]


2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour Travels to Bemidji in November

The U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with Choose Outdoors and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, will provide a special gift to the U.S. Capitol from Minnesota in 2014. The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour will begin Oct.29 with the official cutting of the tree in Chippewa National Forest. The first stop on the […]


Christmas in August? You betcha!

The Chippewa National Forest, with its supervisor’s office located in Cass Lake, Minn., will once again be providing the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The forest will provide a 65-foot tree that will grace the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., in December. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to highlight Minnesota’s vast natural […]


A Christmas gift in July


CASS LAKE, MN (July 24, 2014) –A Christmas Gift in July Residents from the May Creek Senior Center recently visited the Norway Beach Recreation Area to deliver a very early Christmas gift!   Myra Kohls presented a hand-crocheted tree skirt to Forest Service employee Mary Nordeen. Everyone was excited about the presentation of the tree skirt […]


2014 US Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament Contest at Minnesota State Fair

CASS LAKE, MN (July 31, 2014) –The Chippewa National Forest reminds Minnesota residents that the deadline to enter the 2014 US Capitol Christmas Tree ornament contest for the Minnesota State Fair is fast approaching! Participants must sign up online through the State Fair by August 6th, and ornaments must arrive at the fair by August […]


Counting the days till Christmas

Pine, Colorado based Choose Outdoors is counting the days till Christmas after recently being selected to assist the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota with the  Celebrations of this annual holiday tradition. Choose Outdoors also assisted with the 2012 Capitol Christmas tree from Colorado and the 2013 Tree from Washington state. The tree will be selected […]


Chippewa National Forest

This week staff from Chippewa National Forest and members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe met with Choose Outdoors, Inc. to further their relationship as primary partners for the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Working with the non-profit organization Choose Outdoors not only helps give the project support by working with local sponsors and […]

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