Wanted: A Christmas tree for Chambersburg

Only 13 more weekends until Christmas and 8 weeks until Chambersburg’s Annual Christmas Parade! Chambersburg is looking for a special tree to become part of the community’s annual holiday tradition.

Work crews need time to find just the right tree, harvest and move, and decorate it. It all amounts to a massive labor of love. This year’s parade takes place Nov. 19th, according to Chambersburg’s Downtown Business Council.

Chambersburg’s Highway Department is looking for a tree to harvest, suitable for use as the town’s 2022 Christmas Tree.

Each year, the Borough’s moves a tree from private property, using a professional arborist hired by the Borough. Crews then set it up in one of the quadrants on Downtown Chambersburg’s Memorial Square.

“Last year we had to scramble; our tree experts recommended we not harvest the tree we had targeted on Borough property,” said Assistant Director of Public Works Elwood Sord. “We were fortunate to receive a donation from Guilford Township.”

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This year the borough is again asking for local assistance in locating a suitable tree for our Christmas season.”

While there are no written standards for what the tree should be, neither size nor species. The ideal tree would look like a traditional Christmas Tree, however, easy to reach by truck, and about 30 feet tall.

If you would like Mr. Sord to come look at your tree, call him at 717-729-2179 or send him an email email at esord@chambersburgpa.gov.

Thank you for your early holiday spirit!

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