By Sigrid Olson

Potomac Tree Embellishes Helena


December 21, 2017

Governor's Office

This Douglas fir from the Ashby Creek area near Potomac sits decorated and lit in the Governor's Reception Room at the Capital in Helena.

HELENA - A live Christmas tree from Potomac made its way to Helena and adorns Governor Steve Bullock's reception room.

After deciding to use a live tree this year, the capital reached out to the Montana Logging Association (MLA). "Then the MLA reached out to me," said Potomac forester Zack Bashoor of Bashoor Land Management.

The search was on. "It took days of walking around all of our (MLA) properties across the state to find the 'perfect' tree that needed to come out," said Bashoor. 

Bashoor was working on a thinning job in the Ashby Creek area when he found the ideal tree.

"I was honor...

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