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City asks for help in search for annual holiday tree

November 15, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism is asking residents to nominate their evergreen trees for consideration as the centerpiece of City Hall’s annual tree-lighting ceremony.

Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza’s Press Secretary Victory Morente says anyone with a 35-foot to 45-foot spruce tree or fir tree on their property can submit photos and a description. The Providence Journal reports the city will send crews from the Department of Parks and Recreation forestry division to cut the winning tree down and haul it away free of charge.

The tree-lighting ceremony will take place on the steps of City Hall on Nov. 30. The owner of the winning tree can have a photo taken with Elorza during the ceremony.

The deadline to submit trees is Friday.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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