Every year, a National Forest is picked to provide the nation's Christmas tree.  And this year, Montana gets the honor of sending a tree to Washington D.C. that will be displayed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the Christmas season.

The Montana Christmas tree will come from the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana. The tree will be cut on Wednesday, November 8 and then transported throughout the state of Montana before making the 3,000-mile journey to the nation's capitol.

Here's where the Capitol Christmas Tree will be stopping in Montana:

  • Monday, Nov. 13: Eureka, MT
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14: Libby, MT; Troy, MT; and Trout Creek, MT
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15: Thompson Falls, MT; and Missoula, MT
  • Thursday, Nov. 16: Helena, MT; and Great Falls, MT
  • Friday, Nov. 17: Harlem (Fort Belknap), MT; and Glasgow, MT
  • Saturday, Nov. 18: Glendive, MT