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Michigan kicks off hunt for official Christmas tree

Associated Press

Lansing — The annual hunt is on for Michigan’s official Christmas tree.

The state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget this week kicked off the effort to find the tree, which will be displayed outside the state Capitol in Lansing.

Nominees must be a spruce or fir tree. They should be at least 65 feet tall with a maximum crown of 30 feet and maximum trunk diameter of 30 inches. The state says trees should be available at no cost and within easy access of a road with no interference from wires.

The state works with the Michigan Association of Timbermen and Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association to bring the tree to Lansing.

Nominations are requested by Aug. 15.