Friday, November 18, 2005

Put some pants on, Doug

The big annual Christmas holiday tree has arrived in Portland, and workers are preparing it for the lighting ceremony that takes place at Pioneer Courthouse Square next Friday. It's quite a tall Douglas Fir, and there are many, many lights, so the job of stringing and powering those lights can be difficult.

However:


Where in the heck are the lower branches? They're in a big pile on the bricks below. That's right, the majority of the branches have been removed from this gigantic tree. Presumably, they will re-attach the limbs in some fashion before the lighting ceremony. I hope none of them fall off accidentally.

Does anyone else feel cheated here?

1 Talked Back:

At November 18, 2005 at 3:41:00 PM CST, Blogger InterstellarLass said...

I don't get it...why take them off? Does it make it easier to decorate the top of the tree?

 

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