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 National Forest to Washington, D.C, with support from sponsors, including Truckstop.
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.
With the theme “From the mountains to the sea,” the tour began on Nov. 5 from Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, N.C., and includes a series of outdoor community celebrations across North Carolina and Virginia before being delivered to the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 18.
The tree will then be decorated with handmade ornaments and tree skirts specially created by North Carolinians. Smaller companion trees also will be provided to decorate offices inside the U.S. Capitol building and other sites throughout Washington, D.C.
Truckstop said it supports the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree program along with this year’s chosen tree hauler, and Truckstop customer, Hardy Brothers Inc. throughout the 14-stop journey to the U.S. capitol and back to Siloam, North Carolina.
“We are incredibly honored to be a part of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative, which provides the opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season and the hard work of so many program volunteers both locally and nationally,” said Kendra Tucker, CEO of Truckstop. “The opportunity to support Hardy Brothers, Inc. as they haul one of the most iconic symbols of the season to our nation’s Capitol is humbling and a testament to our core mission, which is to empower our customers with vital solutions to keep their business moving and improve their bottom line.”