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Dozens of Wyoming Christmas trees headed to DC

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Dozens of Christmas trees from Wyoming are headed to Washington, D.C., this holiday season.






Last week the Wyoming State Forestry Division cut down 80 pine trees on state land near Elk Mountain in southern Wyoming. The trees range from 8 feet to 20 feet tall.






On Nov. 17, the Christmas trees will be taken by truck to the nation's capital, where they will be displayed in dozens of offices.






They include the offices of Wyoming's congressional delegation and officials in the Interior Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture.






This year's official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree also comes from Wyoming. It's a 67-foot Engelmann spruce from Bridger-Teton National Forest.






Copyright 2010 The AP.



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