Local couple donates tree for Metro Christmas festivities

Posted at 4:52 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 17:52:06-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville has found its Christmas Tree for this holiday season.

Metro Parks announced Thursday a couple from Fairview is donating their 30-year-old Norway Spruce to be used by the city.

The couple said the 30-foot-tall tree had gotten to big to be in front of their house and was beginning to grow over their driveway. They were planning to remove it in the next year or two.

Metro Parks says the department will remove and replace the tree from the couple's house. A grove of 12 Tennessee Red Cedar Trees will also be planted in Shelby Park to offset the removal of the tree.

The tree is scheduled to arrive at Public Square Park November 25th.

The 2019 Metro Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on December 6.