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Michigan's Christmas tree arrives in Lansing

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Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget
A photo of the state's Christmas tree in 2014. (Source: State of Michigan) A photo of the state's Christmas tree in 2014. (Source: State of Michigan)
LANSING, MI (WNEM/AP) -

A nearly 50-foot blue spruce from Sault Ste. Marie that was selected as Michigan's 31st official Christmas tree has made its way to Lansing.

The tree was cut down on Oct. 27 and on Oct. 28 the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget snapped a pic of the tree crossing the Mackinac Bridge on the way south.

On Oct. 29 it arrived in Lansing where it will be displayed outside Michigan's Capitol building.

The tree was donated by Al Farrish, it was in his yard about 2 miles south of the Soo Locks.

Farrish nominated his tree last year, but Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget employees decided it wasn't big enough. But this year the tree is the right size because Capitol staff wanted a smaller tree placed closer to the street.

The anchor pit was moved when new lighting and sidewalks were installed near the Capitol.

The tree lighting will occur Nov. 18 during Lansing's Silver Bells celebration.

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