Largest Christmas tree arrives in Valley

by Bob Richards on November 5, 2013 · 0 comments

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The Outlets at Anthem continue to work with a family tree farm in Northern California to bring the tallest fresh-cut tree in America right here to the Valley.

“They’ve been for many years, and every year, Vito, the father says ‘so would you like the tallest tree in the nation this year?’ And happily, we say yes, please,” said Sallyann Martinez with the Outlets at Anthem.

From it’s birthplace in the Shasta-Trinity Forest, the white fir then spends four days roughly 750 miles on a 75-foot flatbed trailer, to its final resting place at the outdoor mall.

“It sits in a tree well that’s actually 7 feet deep, so it’s filled with water, and we keep that tree alive through the first week of January,” said Martinez.

How the tree looked upon arrival today is how it grew in the California forest. To get it to look like a Christmas tree, a process called plugging is used to give it some shape.

This story was originally published at CBS 5 AZ. Read the full story here.

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