REGIONAL: U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to visit Troy during 2022 tour

Published 11:36 am Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Each year, a different national forest provides a tree to light up the
West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The National Forests in North Carolina, in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors, will bring the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree from the Pisgah Forest to Washington, D.C., including a special appearance 3-5 p.m. Nov. 9 at Troy Town Hall, 315 N Main St., Troy.

The 78-foot-tall Red Spruce will be harvested on the Pisgah National Forest in early November and prepared for the nearly 1,000-mile expedition. The journey will include a series of outdoor community celebrations before being delivered to the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 18, where it will be decorated with handmade ornaments and tree skirts specially created by North Carolinians.

Festivities during the tree’s visit to Troy on Nov. 9 are free and open to the public.

“We are honored that the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will visit Troy on its journey to Washington, D.C.,” said Savannah Heath, Economic Development Director for Montgomery County. “Our community looks forward to being a part of this gift to the nation and the joy it will bring to our community.”

“We are beyond grateful for the host cities who play such a vital role in bringing the tree across the country,” added James Melonas, forest supervisor, National Forests in North Carolina.