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(KSL News) -- A mammoth heirloom Christmas tree made its way to the state capitol to be dressed for the holidays.
The Jorgenson family has had the tree in their yard for about 30 years. The Utah blue spruce was planted when their father passed away in 1973.
His widow, a former history teacher, has now passed on and the family thought it a fitting tribute to see the tree bedecked at the capitol rotunda.
Workers brought in a crane to stablize the tree through cutting and loading. The tree took up two freeway lanes on its trip to the Capitol.