Manchester Has A New Downtown Christmas Tree – Hartford Courant

  • Tom Burgess, owner of Tree Ark of Storrs, positions a tree spade holding the new downtown Christmas tree, a 20-foot fir donated by a Glastonbury family. The tree, planted on the lawn of St. James Church on Main Street, replaces a spruce that was damaged last year.

Tom Burgess, owner of Tree Ark of Storrs, positions a tree spade holding… (Jesse Leavenworth/The…)

October 11, 2013|By JESSE LEAVENWORTH, leavenworth@courant.com, The Hartford Courant

MANCHESTER — The sheared-off evergreen that served as the downtown Christmas tree last year was replaced Friday with a new tree hauled in from Glastonbury.

Last fall, storm Sandy’s fierce winds reduced the official town tree from 37 feet to about 15. The holiday lighting ceremony went on as scheduled with the damaged “Charlie Brown Tree,” but the lopped Norway spruce was removed in the spring and the Downtown Manchester Special Services District had been searching for a donated replacement.

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