State Christmas Tree Coming From U.P.
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s Capitol Christmas tree for 2013 will come from the Western Upper Peninsula.
A 68-foot tall spruce tree currently located in the backyard of Jonny and Barbara Waara’s home in Iron River has been selected to be displayed in front of the Capitol building in Lansing throughout the holiday season.
Waara says he is unsure of the tree’s age, as it was already on the property when he moved in about 10 years ago.
The Department of Technology, Management and Budget, the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association partner in the tree selection, harvest, and delivery process.
This year’s harvest ceremony is scheduled for November 6th.
It all culminates with the lighting of the tree in downtown Lansing on November 22nd as part of the 29th Annual Silver Bells in the City celebration.