The search is on for Yakima’s Community Christmas Tree.
The City of Yakima and the Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) are asking area residents to consider donating a tree from their property for the annual holiday festivities in Downtown Yakima.
To nominate your tree as the Community Christmas Tree, call Cally Price, the Assistant to the City Manager, at 509-575-6040.
It is anticipated crews will arrive to remove the tree during the week of November 20th, transporting it to Millennium Plaza for installation. DAY is working with the City of Yakima to coordinate tree removal/installation.
DAY is planning a tree-lighting ceremony for Sunday, December 3rd.
The tree needs to be an evergreen, preferably 15 to 25 feet tall and in a location where crews can access it with a crane and truck.
If property owners nominating a tree are unsure about its dimension or about access to it they can call DAY Operations Manager Jose Munguia at 509-840-8016.
The selected tree will be removed at no cost to the owner.