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State Christmas tree lights up Capitol Building

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Source: Gov. Rick Snyder on Twitter Source: Gov. Rick Snyder on Twitter

Oh, Christmas tree. Oh, Christmas tree. 

The annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony was held Nov. 22 at the state Capitol Building in Lansing.

On Thursday, Dec. 1 Governor Rick Snyder tweeted a photo of the tree saying “Hey Michigan! Believe it or not it’s already December and the state Christmas tree is looking great!”

In June, the state went on its annual hunt for the perfect official Christmas tree. The be considered, it had to be a spruce or fir and at least 65 feet tall with a maximum crown of 30 feet and trunk diameter of 30 inches.

In the last 30 years, the trees have come from various locations across the state, including yards of Michiganders to public land near highways and forests.

Last year’s tree traveled from Wakefield, just 10 miles east of the Wisconsin border. 

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