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.