|CAL FIRE Department Information Officer Daniel Berlant looks on as the Christmas tree is installed at the State Capitol.|
The tree is a majestic white fir, approximately 55 feet tall, donated by the U.S. Forest Service, Institute of Forest Genetics. The California Department of General Services (DGS) will cut down the tree, and the CAL FIRE will transport it to the Capitol, with a California Highway Patrol escort.
DETAILS: Once decorated, the tree will contain 6,500 lights and more than 2,000 ornaments. In keeping with tradition, the Department of Developmental Services provides 1,500 of those ornaments, handcrafted by children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive services and support from state developmental centers and 21 nonprofit regional centers. Again this year, ultra-low-wattage LED lights will be used, saving 95 percent of the energy that would be consumed by incandescent bulbs.
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