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State looking for Christmas trees

State looking for Christmas trees

The state Office of General Services is looking for two spruce trees to display in front of the Capi

The state Office of General Services is looking for two spruce trees to display in front of the Capitol this Christmas, nearly five months before the holiday.

The state is searching for a spruce tree between 35 and 55 feet tall that is located in the Capital Region. The state would remove the tree at no cost to the property owner in mid-November.

“The trees displayed at the Empire State Plaza and Capitol have been a long-standing tradition in the Capital Region’s holiday season celebration,” OGS Commissioner RoAnn Destito said in a statement. “Over the years, many generous families have shared their beautiful trees with visitors to the New York State Capitol.”

One tree will be displayed at East Capitol Park and the second on the south side of the Capitol on the Empire State Plaza near the skating rink.

The trees will be lit Dec. 7 as part of the state’s tree lighting and fireworks at the Empire State Plaza.

If you have a tree that meets the state’s qualifications, contact Michael Harris at Michael.Harris@ogs.ny.gov or Jeremy Jasper at Jeremy.Jasper@ogs.ny.gov. In the email include your name, address, tree location, contact number and a photo of the tree.

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