How it began

At Papé, our roots stretch back to our humble beginnings as a construction and forestry equipment company in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Papé continues to innovatively improve customer uptime by exploring the benefits of emerging technologies in farming, logging, trucking, construction, and warehouse operations. For over 80 years, Papé has been part of local communities and organizations within our western footprint. We believe community support is a natural extension of customer service--Participation with the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is a proud opportunity to serve.

The Tree's Journey

Did you know?

At nearly 1,7 million acres in size, the Willamette National Forest features seven major peaks, three Wild and Scenic Rivers, eight wilderness areas, several historic lava flows and hundreds of high-elevation lakes. This is the second time the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be sourced from Oregon. Papé provides premier capital equipment across all aspects of the forestry process. From harvesting trees, to organizing the logs in the field, loading them onto trucks, transporting them to mills, loading the timber onto construction sites, all the way to using the boards for construction- Papé is with the log every step of the way.

Papé 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree Photo Competition

How do I enter the competition?
1) Stop by one of the tree stops in your area (see Events below or on our Events Facebook page)
2) Take your most creative photo with the Capitol Christmas tree
3) Tag #papeandthetreecontest or #papeandthetree #contest, and post it to our Facebook making sure to include the hashtags

How do I win and how will I know?
All photos must be submitted by 11:59pm PST December 10th. Judges will choose the top 5 photos on December 11th and public voting for the best photo will end on December 17th at 12pm PST. The photo with the most Facebook likes during this period will win. First prize winner will be announced on December 18th.

What do I win?

First prize winner will get a Papé holiday basket and four second prize winners will get a Papé Capitol Christmas Tree hat and ornament.

Visit Our Facebook Page to Enter

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be a legal US resident; age 18+. Entry ends 11:59:59pm PT on 12/10/18. 1 grand prize winner and 4 second place winners will be selected based on Judging Criteria (consistency with theme, creativity, most interesting and original) by judges and voting to receive a Papé swag Christmas bag (grand prize; ARV $50) or a Papé Capitol Christmas Tree hat and special tree ornament (second prizes; ARV $25 each). Visit for full contest rules, odds, eligibility, and other details and restrictions.**



  • Thursday, November 15
    Bend & Pocatello
    Farewell Bend ODOT (10:00 am) | Overnight - Pocatello, ID
  • Friday, November 16
    Pocatello, Soda Springs, & Evanston
    Pocatello, ID Event (9:00 am) | Soda Springs, ID Event (12:00 pm) | Overnight - Evanston, WY
  • Saturday, November 17
    Fort Bridger & Laramie
    Fort Bridger, WY Event (9:00 am) | Overnight - Laramie, WY
  • Sunday, November 18
    Laramie, Scott's Bluff
    Laramie, WY Event (9:00 am) | Scottsbluff National Monument Photo Stop Scottsbluff, NE Event (3:00 pm) | Overnight - Scottsbluff, NE
  • Monday, November 19
    Nebraska City
    Nebraska City, NE Event (6:00 pm) | Overnight Nebraska City, NE
  • Tuesday, November 20
    Perry, Kansas City, & Independence
    Perry, KS Event (12:00 pm) | Kansas City, MO Meritor Event (4:00 pm) | Overnight - Independence, MO
  • Wednesday, November 21
    Independence & St. Louis
    Independence, MO Event (9:00 am) | Overnight - St. Louis, MO
  • Thursday, November 22 - THANKSGIVING
    St. Louis
    St Louis, MO Event (9:00 am) Parade | Overnight St. Louis, MO
  • Friday, November 23
    Harrison, OH Event (5:00 pm) | Overnight in Harrison, OH
  • Saturday, November 24
    Cumberland, MD (no event) | Overnight in Cumberland, MD
  • Sunday, November 25
    Joint Base Andrews
    Joint Base Andrews Deliver Tree + Unwrap (11:00 ) Event (2:00 pm) | Overnight on Joint Base Andrews
  • Monday, November 26
    U.S. Capitol
    Deliver tree to U.S. Capitol (5:00 am)

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