WHAT: Cutting & delivery of the State’s Official Christmas Tree 

WHEN/WHERE: Tree Cutting: 9:30 a.m. November 14, 2011.  at U.S. Forest Service property, Camino, CA. Rain or shine. Take Cedar Grove exit off Hwy 50; turn right and go approximately 100 yards; go right and drive to the end of the sub-ranger parking lot park and walk approximately 100 yards along the fence line that runs along Hwy 50, or just follow the signage.

Tree Delivery: 8 a.m. November 15, 2011. Tree will be trucked from U.S. Forest Service property in Camino to the Capitol in Sacramento.

Set-up: 10 a.m. November 15, 2011. Tree will be delivered to the Capitol west lawn (10th Street between N and L Streets).

SUMMARY: On November 14, the states’ official Christmas tree is cut down on U.S. Forest Service property in Camino and prepared for transport. The stately 45-foot white fir tree donated by the U.S. Forest Service Institute of Genetics will arrive in Sacramento the following day. 

Calif. Department of General Services’ employees will raise the festive fir on the west lawn of the State Capitol at 10 a.m. November 15, 2011, following its delivery by CAL FIRE. 

Once set up is complete, the tree will be trimmed with 900 hand-crafted ornaments donated from the Calif. Department of Developmental Services. The ornaments are created by children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive services and support from the state’s development centers and 21 nonprofit regional centers. 

The tree will also feature 10,000 ultra-low-wattage, light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.