Searching for the perfect X-mas tree

But the Dayton Holiday Festival said it needs to find the right X-mas tree for the centerpiece of Courthouse Square this holiday season.

And it's never too early to start searching for the perfect fir or spruce.

The ideal tree would be about 45 to 60 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Colorado Green Spruce or Blue Spruce trees are preferred, but other types of evergreens will work if they are the right fit.

The trees must be located on your property in the front or side yard, the group said.

If you have a tree that is worthy of the centerpiece treatment, you can nominate it by calling the Downtown Dayton Partnership at 937-224-1518, ext. 221, or email

The winning tree will be selected by a search crew at the end of this month.

PSC Crane and Rigging will transport the tree to Courthouse Square at no expense to the owners, who will be invited to take part in the official tree-lighting ceremony.

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