Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Capital Christmas Tree

David snapped this photo last night while he was on the DC Mall and near the Capital Christmas Tree:

It's an especially impressive shot when you consider he captured it with his cell phone.

He told me a bit about the tree, mainly that it was 63 footer and a whopping 118 years old. As the tradition calls for, the National Park Service provided it.

We both had the same reaction: 118 years old?! Did it really need to be cut down? The tree lives through two World Wars, the great depression and countless other events and is finally chopped down to be used as a Christmas tree for a few weeks. Man, that's rough. I know, I'm such the Grinch.

Apparently, the tree will be turned into mulch and used in the area...which I suppose means it's not being wasted. But still.

Bah, Humbug.

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