LANSING, MI-- Even though it’s only May, the search is on for the next state Christmas tree.
Officials from the Department of Technology, Management & Budget say nominees must be a spruce or fir, at least 55-feet tall with a maximum crown of 24 feet and a maximum trunk diameter of 30 inches, within easy access of a road with no interference from wires, and available at no cost.
The department works with the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association to bring the tree to Lansing. Last year it came from Sault Ste. Marie.