The National Park Service said it has already identified a Colorado blue spruce
to replace the tree and will plant the new National Christmas Tree in October, just in time to be decorated for the holiday.
and can take home a one-year seedling of either a Colorado blue spruce
or white flowering dogwood, Mrs.
The Colorado Blue Spruce
and Norway Spruce seedlings -- which were selected because they grow best in the Midwest -- are being delivered to area schools throughout September.
Choices include Colorado blue spruce
, deodar cedar, Douglas fir, pines, and redwood.
Johnson, of the Nez Perce tribe, offered a tribal blessing before helping plant a 10-foot Colorado blue spruce
He will offer his painting of the 40-foot Colorado Blue Spruce
, titled "Symbols of Freedom," to the President and Mrs.
Concolor Fir: Blue-green like the Colorado Blue Spruce
, but with soft needles.
Available species, popular for forest, ornamental or Christmas tree applications in Oregon and western Washington, most likely will include Austrian pine, Balsam fir, Canaan fir, Colorado blue spruce
, Corkbark fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, Giant sequoia, Grand fir, Korean fir, Nikko fir, Noble fir, Norway spruce, Ponderosa pine, Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Western redcedar and White fir.
Colorado Blue Spruce
Utah Connecticut White Oak Va.
Five columnar Colorado blue spruce
(Picea pungens glauca) form a soft backdrop.
The seedlings most likely will include Austrian pine, Balsam pine, Canann fir, Colorado blue spruce
, Corkbark fir, Douglas fir, Flowering Dogwood, Fraser fir, Giant sequoia, Grand fir, Korean fir, Nikko fir, Noble fir, Norway spruce, Ponderosa pine, Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Western red cedar and White fir.
The nursery offers other conifers, including Colorado blue spruce
, deodar cedar, Douglas fir, and coast redwood.
The current tree is a Colorado blue spruce
from York, Pennsylvania, which has stood on the Ellipse since 1978 as a "daily reminder of the holiday spirit and of the tradition each succeeding President has participated in since 1923.
The National Christmas Tree is a Colorado blue spruce
from York, PA, planted on the Ellipse on October 20, 1978.
The holiday tree, a Colorado Blue Spruce
standing 50 feet tall, will be lit at 5:59 p.