Hundreds turned out Wednesday evening to see a 60-foot-tall blue spruce destined to serve as the nation’s Christmas tree as it made a stop in Santa Fe.



The tree, cut Nov. 6 from the Questa Ranger District in the Carson National Forest, will have an official lighting on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in early December.

The truck carrying the tree will stop in more than 25 communities along the way including in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Dan Frazier

I stopped by this event briefly at Santa Fe Place Mall. What impressed me most was the number of State Police vehicles parked near the extra-long truck. Then there were two helicopters circling in the sky. You have to wonder if there have been threats made against this poor tree. It is certainly getting the royal treatment, and at considerable expense.

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