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State Christmas tree harvested from Marenisco


October 29, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

Brothers Dave, left, and Craig Smith, right, of Smith Timber Stand, LLC in Iron River use a two man cross-cut saw to harvest the state tree, while Warren Suchovsky, center, board director for both the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association hammers in a plastic wedge on Wednesday Morning on a property in Marenisco owned by Carla Fletcher.


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MARENISCO - The Michigan state Christmas tree, a 63-foot blue-spruce, was harvested on Wednesday morning from a property on the outskirts of Marenisco, following a brief ceremony.

"It's all about bringing people together that makes this so special," said Jeff Canfield of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget which orchestrates the tree selection process. "It's just a great time to celebrate."

The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors by the Wakefield American Legion honor guard, while the national anthem was play...

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