National Christmas Tree Toppled Behind the White House
February 19th, 2011
We view this as yet another ominous sign that are occurring around the world. – We would interpret this as a sign of the Obama Administration being broken off or cut off at the roots.
Washington (CNN)-(CNN) - The nation's
most energy-efficient National Christmas Tree
doesn't appear to be the nation's most energy-resistant one. The 42-foot tall Colorado blue spruce snapped at its base during high winds Saturday morning in
Sustained winds at 25 miles per hour and wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour
swept through the area and snapped the tree 4 feet above the ground, the
National Park Service said in a statement.
By 5:30 p.m., less than seven hours later, the tree was reduced to mulch by work crews.
The tree was trimmed over the holidays with green-hued LED lights and
snowflake ornaments in an area called "The Ellipse" directly between
the south lawn of the White House and the
The first family lighted the tree, a tradition going back 87 years, on December 9, 2010, as blues legend BB King, Maroon 5, and others performed at the ceremony. It stayed lit each evening until New Year's Day.
According to the National Park Service, decorations are provided by sponsoring organizations in from every state and are placed in a "protective plastic globe" to protect them from bad weather.
The Park Service has identified a successor tree and will announce this spring when it will be brought to the Ellipse, the statement said.
The spruce had been in its current location for more than 32 years. It came
from the Myers family farm outside of
"The tree had been planted and watered by the Myers' grandchildren. When the tree was 6 years old it had been planted in the Myers' front yard as a Mother's Day gift for Mrs. Myers. After discussions with the NPS horticulturists, the Myers agreed to let the tree go to become the nation's Christmas tree."