Lexington looking for a few good Christmas trees

Do you have a large tree that would look good decked out in lights, and decorations?

Lexington city officials want to hear from you.

The city wants three evergreen trees to be used around downtown as Christmas trees.

The trees will be placed at Triangle Park, in front of the KU building on Quality Street, and at Third and Midland.

The trees will be removed at no cost to you.

The city asks the trees be perfectly shaped, 40-50 feet high, and 20-25 feet wide.

The trees can be Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce, or Douglas Fir, but not White Pine.

The trees also have to meet the following guidelines:

Be shaped like a pyramid and be full, especially at the bottom.

The body of the tree should have no holes or very few holes.

The tree should not be growing into a house or other trees.

Access must be provided with clearance of at least 10 feet, with no obstructions, like buildings or power lines.

Must be able to back a low-boy trailer up to the tree and place Kentucky Utility trucks on either side.

If you have a tree you'd like to donate to the city, you can call 425-2255, or LexCall at 311. The deadline is October 30.

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