The Parks For All Foundation will donate this year’s Christmas Tree for display at the new Evergy Plaza in downtown Topeka. The 18-foot tall black hills white spruce will be harvested from a former tree nursery near Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s Warren Nature Area in Felker Park.
“We are returning a former tree nursery to native prairie and this particular tree simply had not been transplanted elsewhere,” said Tom Hammer, SCP+R Natural Areas supervisor. “The tree is so large that it would likely not have survived if we tried to transplant it now so it seemed a natural opportunity to donate it to become this year’s community Christmas tree downtown.”
A virtual tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Evergy Plaza just prior to the annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade. Bettis Contractors, Capital Crane and Capital Trucking will move the tree to the plaza on Dec. 1.
“The Parks For All Foundation exists to enhance the community’s park and recreation experience,” said Angel Zimmerman, chairman of the foundation. “We’re pleased for this opportunity to enhance the holiday experience for our entire community.”
Capital Crane and Capital Trucking will move the tree to the plaza on Dec. 1.
–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice
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