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The search is on for Nashville's Christmas tree

(Fox 17 News photo)

The search for Nashville's Christmas tree has begun early this year.

Metro Parks is searching for a 30 to 40 foot Norway spruce that "looks good from all angles" for the city's tree lighting ceremony at the Public Square.

"We don’t necessarily want to cut down the best tree. We’re looking for a specific tree in a specific circumstance. We want a tree that has outgrown its location or is a hazard to a power line, something like that. People always think they have a great tree and it is a great tree for their environment but not necessarily for us. That’s why we need to look at as many as we can,” Metro Parks’ Horticulturalist Randall Lantz said.

The Parks department is asking the public's help in locating the perfect tree.

"The tree must be located in Davidson or a bordering county that has service from Nashville electric Service since they are our partners in installing the tree," Lantz said.

If you have or know of the perfect tree, Randall Lantz at 615-862-8400. The Parks’ Department will cut down the tree, remove the stump, and plant a replacement tree, if needed.

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