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Is the next Lexington Christmas tree in your yard?

Do you have a large evergreen tree that is nicely shaped and that you want removed from your property? If so, consider donating it for the City to use for Lexington’s holiday season celebration.

“City officials will assess the tree to determine if it is suitable,” said Cathy Mobley, public service manager with Lexington Parks & Recreation. “There’s no financial compensation. If your tree is chosen, the city and KU will remove it on either Nov. 16 or 17 and provide stump grinding after removal at no cost to the homeowner.”

The chosen trees will be placed in Triangle Park and in front of the KU building on Quality Street. They will be decorated and lit Saturday, November 24, as part of Luminate Lexington.

What are the guidelines for the City Christmas Tree? 

  • 40 to 50-feet high
  • 20 to 25-feet wide
  • Be a Norway spruce; Colorado blue spruce; or a Douglas fir
  • Have a pyramidal shape, with fullness especially at the bottom
  • The body of the tree should have few or no holes
  • The tree should not be growing into houses or into other trees
  • Access must be provided with clearance of at least 10 feet in width, with no power lines growing in the trees
  • There should be no other obstacles, such as buildings that may prevent access
  • Must be able to back a low-boy trailer up to the tree and place KU trucks on either side.

Property owners should call LexCall at 3-1-1 or (859) 425-2255 if they want to donate a tree. You will be contacted by the City if your tree is chosen.


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