Damage to the tree, which had been a staple on the lawn of St. James Church church for years, was so extensive that it had to be cut down earlier this year, and now the Downtown Manchester Special Services District is in search of a new tree to replant on the site in time for the holidays.
"The hunt is on," Downtown Manager Tana Parseliti said in a release. "With the arrival of the fall planting season, the Downtown District is in need of a new tree to light up the historic town center and continue the tradition of the Annual Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting. It is seeking a live evergreen of the spruce variety that is approx. 15 to 20 feet tall.
The tree could come from a grower or a homeowner that has a large tree they would like to have removed from their yard. The District is hopeful that someone will have a tree that meets the height and variety specifications and that they might be willing to donate it."Parseliti said the Downtown District will arrange for the tree to be removed and transported to the lawn of St. James Church, where it will be replanted, and that "proper repairs" will also be made to the site of the donated tree.
Anyone who thinks they might have a tree that fits the bill is asked to call the Downtown Manchester Special Services District at 860-645-2101 or email: email@example.com.