Over the last 18 months, Travel Oregon partnered with the U.S. Forest Service, non-profit Choose Outdoors and Willamette Valley community partners to get the Capitol Christmas Tree to D.C. The last time Oregon was chosen to provide the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was in 2002 when it came from the Umpqua National Forest.
As the tree heads to the West Lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., social media and PR outreach will leverage this opportunity to showcase the Willamette National Forest and outdoor recreation activities for the winter season. The tree is currently traveling across the country on a 3,000 mile reverse journey of the Oregon Trail to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the trail. This year also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act.
Follow the tree’s journey, here.