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Urban Redwood Christmas Tree

DECEMBER 24, 2007
The mill with it's 220 foot Christmas Tree
Every year the Wannalancit Mill where I work decorates it's 220 foot smokestack with 32 strands of aircraft cable carrying over 5,000 lights and tops it off with a lighted star. It takes us weeks to test and repair the long cables, one day to bulb them and another to hoist them up to steeplejacks who are on top securing them. They get turned on at the conclusion of downtown Lowell's 'Santa Parade',  just after Thanksgiving, and stay up through New Years. We always manage to put it up in the worst weather as well as when we take it down. It is a huge operation and a beautiful one that can be seen far off.
Happy Christmas, Merry Holidays and a great New Year All!