Portland seeks a big tree for holiday season

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PORTLAND — The hunt is on for a Christmas tree for Monument Square.

City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the city and Portland Downtown are looking for a 45- to 60-foot tree to be the centerpiece of the holiday season in town.

An evergreen, spruce or fir tree from the city, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Gorham, Westbrook, Falmouth, Cumberland or Yarmouth will be accepted, Grondin said.

The tree must be relatively accessible, free from power lines, and will be removed at no cost to the property owner. The owner will also receive VIP tickets to the annual tree lighting in Monument Square and tickets to Merry Madness on Dec. 6.

The deadline for submitting a tree to www.portlandmaine.com/tree is Nov. 1.