One special tree
Fir gets last turn as Nashua Christmas tree
Spectators watch on Thursday as a 30-feet tall fir tree is removed from its property on Indian Fern Drive. The tree was moved to Main Street in Nashua, and will serve as the city’s official holiday tree. (Kimberly Houghton/Union Leader Correspondent)
Mary and Doug Elliott of 2 Indian Fern Dr. donate their large concolor fir tree to the City of Nashua. The tree was cut down on Thursday and is now on display outside the Hunt Memorial Building on Main Street, and will be decorated with lights for the holiday season. (Kimberly Houghton/Union Leader Correspondent)
"I really don't think it would make it through the winter, unfortunately," said Doug Elliott, explaining the small concolor tree planted about 20 years ago has grown tremendously fast.
"I can't wait to see it all lit up for the Christmas stroll," she said.
The tree was cut down on Thursday morning and moved — with a police escort — to Main Street aside the Hunt Memorial Building on Library Hill. In the next two weeks, city workers will decorate the 30-foot high tree with lights that will be lit during the holiday stroll event on Nov. 30.
"But every year the phone rings," he said, adding this year's tree is larger than usual. It also smells like a typical Christmas tree, noted Caggiano as he took a needle, broke it in half and smelled it.
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