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Help DTMB find the official 2020 Michigan Christmas tree

Christmas Tree

This week, Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) officially began the search for the perfect tree to grace the Capitol grounds for the 2020 holiday season. Each year, DTMB is tasked with the search and harvest of the state Christmas tree. It is always helpful for DTMB for Michiganders to keep their eyes open for the perfect tree to be adorned in lights in front of the State Capitol during the holiday season.

To be considered, trees need to fit the following criteria: 

TYPE: Spruce or fir
SIZE: At least 60 feet tall with a maximum crown of 24 feet and maximum trunk diameter of 30 inches
ACCESS: Easy access to the road with no interference from wires
COST: Available at no cost

DTMB works with the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association to bring the tree to Lansing. In the last 33 years, trees have come from locations across the state – from backyards to public land near highways and forests. Last year's 61-foot blue spruce was donated by Jordan and Sarah Wolfenberg of Iron Mountain.

The deadline for tree nominations is Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Individuals who wish to nominate a tree are asked to send their name, telephone number, a photograph of the tree, and information about its size and location to, or by mail to:

Christmas Tree Search
Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget 
Building Operations Division 
P.O. Box 30026 
Lansing, MI  48909