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North Adams Christmas Trees Delivered
Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
12:04PM / Monday, November 07, 2022
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The tree closest to City Hall was installed first Monday.

The tree near City Hall is near 25 feet. The one on the other end of Main Street is closer to 30 feet.

Both trees are Blue Spruce trees.

The trees are secured with cables.

DPW workers give the tree a fresh cut before installation.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — City workers installed the two Christmas Trees on Main Street Monday morning preparing the downtown for the holidays.
"Everyone is beeping at us; we have the Christmas music going," Wire and Alarm Inspector Mitchell Meranti said. "This just gets everyone in the holiday spirit. It is a lot of work but at the end of the day when we do the tree lighting the kids love it."
The first tree was transported from Clarksburg to the City Hall end of Main Street. It was donated by the estate of Therese and Bert "Frenchie" Lavoie. 
Meranti said the tree is about 25 feet tall and is a Blue Spruce. He said it is a little smaller than past trees.
"It is smaller by a couple of feet and as you know, it is getting tougher and tougher to find them," he said. "It is a great-looking tree, so you don't mind it being a little smaller."
The crew lifted the tree vertically before rotating it around. DPW members shouted out which side was the best looking as the tree slowly spun.
"It is the exact same as setting up a tree at home," Meranti said. "You spin it around until you find the best spot."
The second tree was installed near the monument on the other end of Main Street. 
It is closer to 30 feet tall and is also a Blue Spruce. It was donated by Brayton and Beverly Whitney from the Mowhawk Trail.
"We will set this up after we get the cables down and ratchet it down," Meranti said. "We have a good system and have it down pretty good."
After the trees are up, Meranti strings the lights.
"It is a monotonous job, and I will do it over a week," he said. "They will give me a crew of guys and we will make it happen."
The tree lighting will be held Nov. 23 at 5 pm.
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