St. Louis (KSDK) - The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree made a stop in St. Louis on its five thousand mile journey to Washington D.C.
The tree was on display outside the Edward Jones Dome Sunday afternoon, and people were invited to leave hand written messages on the trailer.
The 74 year old Englemann Spruce tree was grown in the White River National Forest near Meeker, CO.
Every year, the U.S. Forest Service is given the honor of selecting the tree.
A spokesperson for the group said it's more than just a holiday decoration; it's a gift to the American people.
As the tree travels across the country, it will carry a message about sustainable forestry, as well as raising funds and awareness about the Forest Restoration Challenge for areas impacted by wildfires.
The tree is scheduled to arrive at the U.S. Capitol on November 26th.