Christmas tree makes stop in Asheboro

ASHEBORO – A Christmas tree, which was heading to the nation’s Capitol, made a stop last week in Asheboro.

The tree was at the North Carolina Zoo.

It was part of the tour put together by National Forests in North Carolina and nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors.

The tree was transported from Pisgah National Forest, beginning Nov. 5. It’s on the way to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

The two-week tour’s schedule calls for 14 stops, mostly in North Carolina, with a couple in Virginia.

The tree is a 78-foot-tall Red Spruce. Delivery to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building is slated for Friday.

By Randolph Record