Thinking about Christmas already?

July 16, 2009 5:09:02 AM PDT
It's tough to think about Christmas in the heat of July.

But the holidays are on the mind of Ted Bechtol - and in a really big way.

He's in the process of choosing which giant evergreen will be this year's Christmas tree at the U.S. Capitol.

He's the Capitol's superintendent of grounds.

This week he's looking at trees in Arizona, the state selected to provide the 2009 tree.

One that caught his eye is 100-year-old blue spruce with a trunk 18 inches around.

He's checking out each of the ten finalist trees and could make his decision as soon as Sunday.