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Christmas Comes To City Hall's Courtyard

City workers are now trimming an enormous Christmas tree erected in the City Hall courtyard yesterday afternoon. Mayor Nutter's press office passes along this information about the tree from the Fairmount Park Commission:

Christmas Comes To City Hall's Courtyard

Crews from Fairmount Park, Public Property and Sautter Crane Rental erect City Hall´s Christmas tree yesterday.
Crews from Fairmount Park, Public Property and Sautter Crane Rental erect City Hall's Christmas tree yesterday.

City workers are now trimming an enormous Christmas tree erected in the City Hall courtyard yesterday afternoon.  Mayor Nutter's press office passes along this information about the tree from the Fairmount Park Commission:

The Colorado Blue Spruce is 33-feet-tall, 24-feet wide, weighs 3,000 pounds and is estimated to be 35 years old.  Fairmount Park workers supervised by an arborist harvested the tree, which was donated by an anonymous donor from Northeast Philadelphia.  Sautter Crane Rental lent a large crane and flatbed truck to remove, transport and install the tree, which received an escort from the Philadelphia Police Department.

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