84 Lumber associates joined the U.S. Forest Service and the North Carolina Forest Service at the harvesting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a 78-foot red spruce affectionately called “Ruby,” from the Pisgah National Forest in a ceremony on Nov. 2, 2022.
84 Lumber is the presenting sponsor of this year’s tree, also known as the “People’s Tree” since it comes from public lands. The ceremony included a musical performance by Woody Platt and Shannon Whitworth, and the Cherokee Legend of the Evergreen Trees told by this year’s Youth Tree Lighter, Coche Tiger, a citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
The ceremony was live-streamed on the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree’s Facebook page at facebook.com/uscapitolchristmastree.
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84 Lumber associates pictured: Ryan Adair, General Manager, Asheville, NC; Andrew Stewart, Outside Sales, Asheville, NC; Brandon Dockery, Outside Sales, Asheville, NC; Judy Dinelle, Building Ambassador, Asheville, NC; Melanie Zuccarini, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist, 84 Lumber; Amanda Fox, Social Media Specialist, 84 Lumber.