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Holiday tree candidates sought for Capitol


ALBANY, N.Y. – The state is seeking two New York State spruce trees for the capitol this holiday season.

New York State Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito announced the search Tuesday. One tree will be placed at East Capitol Park and the other will be placed on the south side of the Capitol on the Empire State Plaza near the Plaza skating rink.

The tree should be a spruce between 35 and 55 feet tall, easily accessible, and clear of power lines.

The trees will be removed at no cost to the property owner in mid-November and lit as part of New York State’s tree lighting and fireworks on December 7 at the Empire State Plaza.

“The trees displayed at the Empire State Plaza and capitol have been a long-standing tradition in the Capital Region’s holiday season celebration,” Commissioner Destito said. “Over the years, many generous families have shared their beautiful trees with visitors to the New York State Capitol.”

If you have a tree you would like to be considered, please contact Michael Harris or Jeremy Jasper at OGS. Include your name, address where the tree is located and a contact phone number. If a photo of the tree is available please include it.

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