Hometown Tree Picked for City's Christmas Display

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Christmas is one month away, and decorated trees are already on display in some communities.

In Auburn, Maine, public works crews harvested a 35-foot spruce tree for the city's annual Christmas tree.

The tree didn't come from a Christmas tree farm -- it grew in the yard of Auburn resident Ester Robinson.

"Many, many years ago my husband brought that little tree that was about three feet tall and planted it," she recalled. "Well it was fine for several years, but now it's grown too big. So we've enjoyed it for many years, but it's time for it to go."

Robinson said she's thrilled her tree will be the community tree this year.

After trekking across the city, crews put the tree up at Festival Plaza along the riverfront.

The tree will be decorated and a lighting ceremony is planned for Nov. 29.

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