Lambeau Christmas tree donated for Habitat lumber – Green Bay Press Gazette

The Lambeau Field Christmas tree will soon be turned into lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes.

The tree was taken down Friday and taken to be milled into lumber for the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity.

“It will be a unique gift to share with the families at their home dedication in the future,” Habitat’s executive director, Cora Haltaufderheid said in a news release. “To know that they have lumber in their home that once was displayed at Lambeau Field is a lasting, unique gift and provides a wonderful story for years to come. It takes recycling to an elevated level.”

The tree had grown for 32 years on the property of Douglas Vanden Langenberg in Green Bay before it was used as the Christmas tree in front of Lambeau Field along Lombardi Avenue.

The idea of recycling special Christmas tree lumber into building materials is not unique. The Rockefeller Center tree in New York City is donated each year to Habitat for Humanity.

The Lambeau Field Christmas tree.(Photo: Submitted)

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