LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The season of fall may have just begun, but the city of Lexington is already getting into the Christmas spirit.

Lexington officials are looking for two large evergreen trees to decorate and display downtown for Christmas. If you are in the area and think you have the perfect tree to donate, it’s time to reach out.

Property owners should call LexCall at 311 or Victoria Hamm at (859) 277-8703 if they want to donate a tree. City officials will then come to evaluate the tree and let you know if it has been chosen.

The trees need to meet the following guidelines:

  • 40 – 50 feet high
  • 20 –  25 feet wide
  • Be a Norway spruce; Colorado blue spruce; or a Douglas fir
  • Have a pyramidal shape, with fullness, especially at the bottom
  • The body of the tree should have few or no holes
  • The tree should not be growing into houses or into other trees
  • Access must be provided with a clearance of at least 10 feet in width, with no power lines growing in the trees
  • There should be no other obstacles, such as buildings that may prevent access
  • Must be able to back a low-boy trailer up to the tree and place KU trucks on either side


The two trees will be displayed in Triangle Park and in front of the KU building on Quality Street. They will be decorated and lit on Nov. 26 as part of the Holiday Lighting Festival.