state Christmas tree

LANSING, MI--   The search has begun for the next state Christmas tree. 

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget is looking for a spruce or fir that’s at least 55 feet tall. The tree’s crown must be a maximum of 24 feet and its trunk a maximum diameter of 30 inches. It must be within easy access of a road with no interference from wires and available at no cost.

Last year’s tree was harvested in Stephenson, making it the 23rd tree to come from the Upper Peninsula.

STEPHENSON, Mich. (AP) — A 61-foot spruce in Menominee County has been chosen as the official state Christmas tree.
   The designation continues a 32-year holiday tradition in Michigan.
   William Winter and grandson Alex Stevens are donating the towering tree. A harvesting ceremony will take place Thursday in the Upper Peninsula town of Stephenson.
   The tree will be cut down by representatives of the Michigan Association of Timbermen, the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association and Michigan Operators Engineers.

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.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A nearly 50-foot blue spruce from Sault Ste. Marie has been selected as Michigan's 31st official Christmas tree. 

The tree will be cut down Oct. 27 and displayed outside Michigan's Capitol building.

It's being donated by Al Farrish and will arrive in Lansing Oct. 29. The tree is in Farrish's yard about 2 miles south of the Soo Locks.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The annual hunt is on for Michigan's official Christmas tree.

The state's Department of Technology, Management and Budget this week kicked off the effort to find the tree, which will be displayed outside the state Capitol in Lansing.

Nominees must be a spruce or fir tree. They should be at least 65 feet tall with a maximum crown of 30 feet and maximum trunk diameter of 30 inches. The state says trees should be available at no cost and within easy access of a road with no interference from wires.

State Christmas tree comes from the UP, again

Oct 23, 2014

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A 63-foot blue spruce from Dickinson County has been chosen as this year's state Christmas tree. 

Michigan officials announced the selection Wednesday of the state's 29th Christmas tree. The spruce will be delivered to the state Capitol on November 1 from Kingsford.

The tree will be strung with an additional 4,000 lights this year to mark the 30th Silver Bells in the City holiday celebration. Officials say Capitol Avenue will be lit with an estimated 8,000 to 9,000 lights total.

wnem.com

LANSING, MI (AP)--   It might be July, but the search is already on for the state of Michigan's Christmas tree. 

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget announced Tuesday that it's looking for a 65-foot spruce or fir and is taking nominations. The tree that is selected will be cut down and be 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.

Iron Mountain Daily News

IRON RIVER, MI (AP)--   A 68-foot tall spruce in Iron River has been cut down to be Michigan's state Christmas tree. 

The Daily News of Iron Mountain reports the tree was felled Wednesday and will be displayed on the Capitol grounds in Lansing throughout the holiday season. Hundreds of spectators were on hand for the event.

The tree was donated by Jonny and Barbara Waara. Denny Olson of the Michigan Association of Timbermen spotted the tree and advised them to nominate it. 

Nikki Younk / Daily News

IRON RIVER, MI (AP)--   A 68-foot tall spruce in Iron River will be Michigan's state Christmas tree. 

The tree was chosen this week. It will be cut down November 6 and hauled to Lansing, where it will be displayed on the Capitol grounds throughout the holiday season.

The Daily News of Iron Mountain says the tree is in the yard of Jonny Waara's home. He says he's unsure how old it is.

Denny Olson of the Michigan Association of Timbermen spotted the tree and advised Waara to nominate it. Waara says his family is excited that it was chosen.