Time to think about Christmas

July 22, 2009 4:25:50 AM PDT
Christmas is already on Ted Bechtol's mind.

He's now picked the tree that will stand outside the U.S. Capitol this holiday season.

Bechtol is superintendent of grounds for the Capitol.

He reviewed ten final candidates for the tree and chose an 85-foot blue spruce from Arizona's White Mountains.

Bechtol didn't spend too long making up his mind.

He says the selected tree is nice and tall and has good color.

But it has a trunk 27-inches across.

Bechtol says that could be a problem when it's time to cut the tree and move it to Washington in November.