AHF Products, through three of its flooring brands – Bruce®, Armstrong Flooring™, and Robbins® – is a sponsor of the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree – known as “The People’s Tree” – lights up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol during the holiday season and is selected from a different national forest each year, a tradition that began in 1970 when Monongahela National Forest provided the first tree on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service. This year, Monongahela National Forest is providing the tree once again. The tree was harvested in Randolph County from the Greenbrier Ranger District and will travel around West Virginia throughout November before heading to Washington, D.C.
“AHF Products is proud to support this wonderful tradition that highlights the beauty of our national forests,” said Jeff Sommer, director of integrated marketing and digital engagement. “This magnificent tree will provide an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season as the tree makes its journey to our nation’s capital.”
The “People’s Tree” was wrapped and secured at AHF Products’ Beverly, West Virginia hardwood flooring manufacturing facility, working in tandem with the U.S. Forest Service. From Beverly, the tree first stopped in in Elkins, West Virginia, on November 4, for a festive community event, which included an appearance by Mark Bowe, host of Magnolia Network’s Barnwood Builders. Bowe partners with AHF Products on a line of handscraped hardwood floors, Bruce® Barnwood Living™.
The tree lighting ceremony will be November 28th, with the tree then lighting the West Lawn from nightfall until 11 p.m. each evening until January 1, 2024. Follow the journey of the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree at uscapitolchristmastree.com, @uscapitolchristmastree on Facebook and Instagram, or the Monongahela National Forest website at fs.usda.gov/mnf and facebook.com/MonongahelaNF.