The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, which was cut from the Kootenai National Forest, is being returned to Montana at the request of Sen. Jon Tester so it can be used in repairs to Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. How did you dispose of your Christmas tree this year?

What else should we haul back from Washington, D.C.?


Kali Orton: I haven’t yet, but I’m planning on attending a Christmas tree bonfire next week to dispose of my tree in the least environmentally friendly way possible. Hard pass: I don’t have an answer to that one, I’m sorry.


Laura Weingartner: I didn’t have a Christmas tree. Orphan’s Christmas: Ryan Zinke. Because we don’t want him in the capital. Where is he from in Montana? Whitefish? They probably don’t want him either.


Eric Melson: I did not have a Christmas tree. When I’m back home, they have one, but I don’t. It’s kind of sad. Hard pass II: I’ll try to think of a diplomatic answer here. Yeah, I’d prefer not to answer that actually.


Holly Chandler: I didn’t have one. My mom and dad have one, and I spent the holidays with them. They usually just toss it in the woods, I think. Hard pass III: That’s really tough. Maybe because I’m not a native Montanan. I don’t want anything from D.C.


Alex Hibala: I dropped it off at the lot at Playfair Park. I love that Missoula offers that service. It’s better to recycle than just toss it. Hard pass IV: Oh, that’s juicy. I think D.C. can keep it all. They can also keep Sen. Steve Daines if they want. His stock is low in Montana in my opinion.

Asked Tuesday at Break Espresso

Staff Reporter

Staff reporter Derek Brouwer joined the Indy in 2015 after year-long stints covering education at the Billings Gazette and the Helena Independent Record. He graduated from Montana State University. Follow him on Twitter: @derekwbrouwer.

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