Dearborn now seeking official Christmas tree

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn


The city is looking for a 25-foot spruce or similar species to become the official 2010 Christmas tree. One is needed before the Nov. 22 Treelighting Ceremony and Sing-along. The city will remove the tree from the owner’s property free of charge. Call the Department of Public Works at (313) 943-2317.

Treelighting ceremony is Nov. 22

DEARBORN — The hunt is on for the city’s official 2010 Christmas tree. Residents are invited to submit their trees for consideration for the honor – and this year, one is needed earlier than usual.

The city’s Treelighting Ceremony and Sing-along is Nov. 22. It is free and open to the public.

The earlier date for this annual event coincides with the Festival of Trees, which is a popular holiday exhibit and an important fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Michigan. The Festival of Trees will be on display Nov. 21 through Nov. 28 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, which is also the location of the Treelighting Ceremony and Sing-along.

The city’s Christmas tree will stand by the west entrance to the Ford Center through the entire holiday season. It will be adorned with decorations and colored lights.

The city’s Public Service Division will evaluate trees nominated to be the city’s official Christmas tree.

Trees must be at least 25 feet tall, and be a spruce or similar species. Trees must be in an area that is easily accessible to heavy equipment. Only Dearborn residents can nominate trees.

City tree care specialists will remove the tree selected as the official Christmas tree from the owner’s property at no cost, but the owner will be responsible for removal of the stump.

Residents who would like to submit their trees for consideration are invited to call (313) 943-2317.

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