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It's a 40-footer! Downtown Christmas tree prepped for lighting

Following with tradition, the downtown Christmas tree is a local coniferous that was slated for removal and now gets an epic sendoff
This year's downtown Christmas tree is a Black Spruce that outgrew the property it was planted on.

While tomorrow's holiday season kick-off in Collingwood may be centred around the arrival of Santa in the parade, it's also a big day for a tall, old tree. 

The Downtown BIA will conclude the parade with a tree lighting, and the branches are ready and waiting for their big moment. 

Each year, the BIA sources a tree from a local property owner who plans to remove a large coniferous that has reached the end of its life and/or outgrown the lot where it was planted.

This year, it's a 40-foot-tall Black Spruce tree. 

The tree lighting takes place tomorrow, Nov. 18, following the Santa Claus parade. The tree is located a the federal building on Hurontario Street, off the Loblaws parking lot. 

The parade starts at 5 p.m. 

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Erika Engel

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter and editor. She has 15 years of experience as a local journalist
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