Metro Nashville had their Christmas tree delivered on Tuesday after a lengthy search for the perfect tree.
Metro Parks generally prefers to pick a tree that is in Davidson County, but they can only choose from trees that people are willing to donate, and they like to pick trees that the owners would like to have removed.
While they received numerous offers this year, Metro Parks decided to pick a tree from Murfreesboro, and on Tuesday morning, they went to the home with cranes and chainsaws, cut the tree down, lifted it onto a flatbed truck, and drove it up to Nashville.
The tree was put up in Public Square Park, with plans to decorate it leading up to the tree lighting on Friday, November 30 at 6 p.m.
“It’s great for the city to have this and we’re looking forward to next week," Nashville mayor David Briley said upon seeing the tree.
The tree will remain decorated throughout the holiday season.