Search commences for state of Michigan's Christmas tree

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The planting season has begun, and so has the planning season for Michigan’s next Christmas tree.

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget has announced that it’s looking for a 65-foot spruce or fir and is taking nominations. The tree that’s selected will be cut down and displayed on the front lawn of the Capitol starting in November.

A tree-lighting takes place as part of the annual Silver Bells in the City celebration.

The state works with the Michigan Association of Timbermen and Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association to bring the tree to Lansing. Trees have come from across the state, including as close to Lansing as Grand Ledge. Last year’s tree came from Kingsford in the Upper Peninsula.

People wishing to nominate a tree are asked to send their name, telephone number, a photograph of the tree and information about its size and location to ChristmasTree@michigan.gov, or by mail to: Christmas Tree Search; Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget; Building Operations Division; P.O. Box 30026; Lansing, MI 48909

Nominations are requested by July 15.


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