U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
US Capitol Christmas Tree, US Forest Service (Seward, AK 2015)
Alaska Crane supported Choose Outdoors and the U.S. Forest Service to harvest the 2015 US Capitol Christmas Tree, a 74 foot Lutz Spruce harvested from the Chugach Forest. This was a 2-crane pick using an AC395 DeMag 150T all terrain in the 100t configuration and an Altec 38/127 boomtruckto keep the tree from hitting the ground and to gently place it on to its travel cradle for its historic voyage back to Washington D.C.
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Photos courtesy of Alaska Dispatch News.