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U.S. Capitol to go W.Va. wild-and-wonderful this holiday season


ELKINS, W.Va. — The U.S. Capitol is going wild and wonderful this Christmas as West Virginia comes to the fore as the nation's forest and outdoor recreation wonderland.

In addition to providing the 70- to 80-foot tree that will be displayed on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol this holiday season, smaller trees are also being provided to federal offices in Washington, D.C., along with ornaments and tree skirts that celebrate the Mountain State.

According to Kelly Bridges of the National Forest Service, officials at the Monongahela National Forest are seeking assistance from groups and individuals to help provide some of the dozens of tree skirts that will be needed as part of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative.

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