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Charlottesville Seeks Tree Donation for Grand Illumination

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The search is on to find a suitable tree for Charlottesville's Grand Illumination ceremony.

The city has already talked to four people interested in donating a tree, but is seeking more likely candidates. The tree would preferably be a Norwegian pine around 25 to 28 feet tall.

"They have a group that goes out and looks at trees over to see which one would fit the best and you know to make it the perfect Christmas tree for Charlottesville," said Morgan Perkins, Downtown Business Association event coordinator.

The donor will have the opportunity to flip the switch on the lights at the ceremony. The official date set for the grand illumination is November 29.

City of Charlottesville Press Release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is asking for the donation of a large tree for Grand Illumination, the city's annual holiday celebration.

The tree should be an evergreen approximately 25 feet tall and have access for removal which will be handled by City staff. The resident who donates the selected tree will be recognized at the tree lighting.

The illumination, which will also be accompanied by music and caroling, will take place November 29, 2013 on the Downtown Mall.

Anyone interested in donating a tree should contact Tim Hughes, Urban Forester at 434-970-3587 or hughes@charlottesville.org

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