(LANSING, Mich.) -- A 63-foot blue spruce from the city of Kingsford has been picked as the state's 29th Christmas tree.
The tree was selected by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, and will be delivered to the state capitol on Saturday, Nov. 1.
“We scoured the entire state and have found the perfect tree for this year’s 30th annual Silver Bells in the City celebration,” said DTMB Director and state CIO David Behen in a statement. “It will be a great sight for all Michiganders when all the hard work pays off with the annual tree lighting celebration in downtown Lansing.”
The tree lighting will take place on Friday, Nov. 21 as part of the 30th Silver Bells In The City celebration. It will be strung with 4,000 lights, helping to illuminate Capitol Avenue with an estimated total of 8,000 to 9,000 lights.
The blue spruce will be harvested at no cost to the owners, Bill and Helen Bjorkman, in Kingsford on Thursday, Oct. 30.
This is the 20th time that the state tree has been selected from the Upper Peninsula.
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