Metro Parks looking for downtown Christmas tree

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Metro Parks department is looking for this year’s Christmas tree and are asking for the public to help.

The Parks Department is searching for a 30 to 40-foot Norway Spruce that looks good from all angles to serve as the centerpiece for the city’s holiday tradition.

Metro Parks’ Horticulturalist Randall Lantz admits he is a bit anxious this year about finding the “right” tree.

“We’re on a very tight deadline to find this tree. People think we have trees in reserve and we don’t.  We are always wondering where our tree is coming from and that always adds a little drama to the mix,” said Lantz.

“We would very much like to have a tree from Davidson County that has grown too big for its location. We know it’s out there, but we need the public to help us find it,” Lantz explained.

The Parks’ Department will cut down the tree, remove the stump and plant a replacement tree, if needed.

If you have a tree or know of one that meets the criteria, call Randall Lantz at 615-862-8400.

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