Amber Nettleton (from left) of Canyon, Shannon Takes of Hermantown and Ben Kalinowski of Chisholm sign the canvas protecting the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during an event at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Wednesday night. The 88-foot tree was harvested from Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota and will make 30 stops on its 2,000-mile trip to Washington, D.C. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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