City Christmas Tree Knocked Over In Storm

Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 23, 2017

The Nashville city Christmas tree was toppled by strong wind gusts early Saturday morning.

Wind gusts were recorded between 40 and 50 miles per hour across the Mid-State. The lights were still lit after the tree fell.

The 30-foot Norway Spruce was placed in Public Square Park on November 20. It was donated by Donna Jenkins of Inglewood.

The tree was decorated with more than 5,000 LED multicolored lights.

On Saturday, Mayor Megan Barry said on social media they could not save the tree, but she told the public another tree stood in Centennial Park that was also donated by the Jenkins family.