The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is being cut in Arizona's White Mountains and hauled to Washington, all on a truck fueled by biodiesel.
This year's Capitol Christmas tree will be transported from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Foreston a Southwest Industrial Rigging truck fueled by biodiesel. According to reports, the tree has arrived in DC but will not be delivered and erected at the Capitol until Monday. The tree was cut down and began its cross-country journey on November 7.
"We are thrilled to be a part of history, and bringing biodiesel as the fuel of choice into that history," said Mike Monfred, compliance officer of Southwest Industrial Rigging in Phoenix.
"We are honored to be the first state to deliver the tree in a clean, green manner," said Richard Davalos, coordinator of the Capitol Christmas Tree. "We are also honored to help promote reducing America's dependence on foreign oil."
The route allowed for refueling with biodiesel, and public education events were planned along the way about the benefits of biodiesel.
Source: Explorer News
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