Sprucing up for the holidays

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Portland’s Christmas tree made its way on Nov. 18 to Monument Square, where it will be lit on Friday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Keeley Crane Service moved the 50-foot blue spruce from the front lawn of 111 Brentwood St. to a flatbed truck for the ride downtown.

The tree, which was planted in the early 1970s, nears the end of its ride on Congress Street.

The tree is lowered to its stand on Monument Square.City forestry workers plumb the tree into place.

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