An 88-foot tall white spruce from Minnesota will be this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. On the journey to the Capitol, more than 30 community celebrations are being planned. School kids, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and adults will have a chance to see the tree. The tour is an opportunity to tell our story about the integral role active forest management plays in maintaining healthy forests, providing wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and jobs.
Jim Scheff is a member of the Minnesota Logger Education Program (MLEP) and a Minnesota Certified Master Logger. These two programs provide the training and certification needed to meet the requirements in the SFI Standard for Qualified Logging Professionals and Certified Logging Professionals. SFI's logger training requirements and support of programs like MLEP help to ensure loggers have the training needed for safe, productive and environmentally responsible timber harvesting.
Watch a video of the tree cutting ceremony and read a blog post about it.