The National Christmas Tree
On February 19, 2011, the National Christmas Tree (the third one) was blown down in a severe storm of 60 mph plus winds.
The tree had been on the site for 33 years and was a 41 foot plus Colorado Blue Spruce.
The next National Christmas Tree (the fourth one) was planted on March 19, 2011. It was a 26 foot Colorado Blue Spruce and came from a
tree nursery in New Jersey. Unfortunately that tree did not survive and on May 5, 2012 it was declared dead and it was cut down.
The current National Christmas Tree (the fifth one) was planted on Saturday, October 27, 2012. It is a 28-foot Colorado Blue Spruce
For a history of the National Christmas Tree, go to History of the National Christmas Tree
For more information on this year's tree events, go to
National Christmas Tree Program
Facts about other well known Christmas Trees for 2015
The Capitol Tree (The People's Tree): Is a 90 year old 74-foot-tall Lutz Spruce that was cut down from
the Chugach National Forest in Seward, Alaska.
The White House Tree (The Blue Room Tree): Is a 18.5-foot-tall Douglas Fir from
The Rockefeller Center Tree, New York City: Is an 78 foot Norway Spruce from
Gardiner, New York.