Georgia Drought Temporarily Ruins Christmas

If it being Monday isn’t enough to put you in a bad mood, how about I instill the fear that Christmas may be ruined. Sort of.

The 60-foot Douglas County white pine tree that was supposed to sit atop Macy’s at Lenox Square for the holiday season never made it that far. As the 11,000-pound tree was being lifted Sunday morning, it cracked. No-go.

The broken trunk means officials will have branch out and find another tree in time for the annual Thanksgiving night lighting.

No problem, said Melissa Goff with Macy’s. A backup tree, also in Douglas County, has already been selected, she said…

Goff said recent drought conditions have made finding a healthy tree difficult. Many trees are too dry to withstand being hoisted to the roof of the department store.

4 comments

  1. View from Brookhaven says:

    I know Christmas is coming when I see Big John’s Christmas Trees setting up in the lots of nearly-abandoned strip malls!

  2. Rick Day says:

    Goff said recent drought conditions have made finding a healthy tree difficult. Many trees are too dry to withstand being hoisted to the roof of the department store.

    THEN QUIT KILLING TREES FOR STUPID COMMERCIAL HOLIDAY DECORATIONS.

    You KNOW it had to be said.

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