City’s Christmas Tree Being Cut Down on Sunday

City’s Christmas Tree Being Cut Down on Sunday

City Hall Christmas Tree
A 40-foot Colorado spruce tree stands tall after being fully lit at City Hall on Friday, November 14, 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

A 40-foot Colorado blue spruce tree will be cut down on Sunday and hauled over to City Hall.

The City of Winnipeg has chosen the tree from the yard of Ron Gerth on Doubleday Drive. The tree has been a fixture for the homeowner for about 45 years.

“The tree has grown too big for my yard,” Gerth said. “I’m glad I could donate it so it could be put to good use and many people can enjoy it throughout the holiday season.”

Forestry crews will being their work at 8:30 a.m. and transport the tree to 510 Main Street on a flatbed truck. A crane will position the tree in place, where it will be decorated over the days to follow. More than 9,000 multi-coloured LED lights will be used.

A ceremonial lighting of the tree will take place later in November.