WINNIPEG – This year’s Christmas tree will arrive at City Hall over the weekend.
The tree comes from East Kildonan homeowners Gail and Gerald Bordian.
They say the 40 foot tall Colorado spruce grew too large for their property so they gave it to the City.
Martha Barwinsky is the city’s forester and tells 680 CJOB it will take several days to decorate the tree with almost 7000 lights.
Barwinsky also has advice on how to select your own Christmas tree this year.
“I want to make sure that the base of the stem is straight so that it’s easy to install and once you install it, it’s going to continue to be straight,” says Barwinsky. “Even if it is bound up, generally you just stand it on the ground. I often have a couple of people looking at it just to make sure it’s straight from the top to the bottom.”
The Colorado spruce will be delivered to City Hall late Sunday morning and will be ceremonially lit on Monday, November 14th.