Official state Christmas tree picked

Official state Christmas tree picked
Posted at 10:57 AM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 10:57:39-04

The 2017 official state Christmas tree has been selected from Stephenson, Michigan, in the U.P.
It's a spruce tree that's over 60 feet tall. It's being donated by William Winter and his grandson Alex Stevens. 
It's the 23rd time that the official tree has been picked from the Upper Peninsula.

DTMB Director and Michigan CIO Dave DeVries. “Everyone, no matter the age, enjoys watching the Christmas tree arrive at its holiday location at the front of the Capitol.”

The tree will be harvested on Thursday, October 26 and delivered to the capitol on Saturday, October 28.

The tree lighting will take place on Friday, Nov. 17, as part of the Silver Bells in the City celebration.