In Michigan
5:43 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Mich.'s Christmas tree to be cut in U.P. Wednesday

LANSING, MI – Michigan's official state Christmas tree has grown for 65 years in the western Upper Peninsula.

The 63-foot spruce will be cut down Wednesday in a neighborhood in Bergland about 30 miles east of Ironwood and 20 miles south of the Porcupine Mountains. The tree will stand in front of the state Capitol in Lansing starting Saturday.

Josh and Amanda Lopac agreed to provide the tree that stands on their side lawn.

It will be lit Nov. 20 at Lansing's Silver Bells in the City celebration.

Michigan's tree must be a spruce or a fir that is about 65 feet tall and easily accessible from the road.