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Seven story tall Christmas Tree headed to Rice Park

A seven story tall, 27 foot wide Christmas tree is heading to St. Paul's Rice Park and being donated as their second annual Christmas tree.

The tree was cut down at 500 block of Smith Avenue S., this morning and donated by James and Rebecca Dreyling.

The tree will be decorated with 60,000 multicolored lights (twice the number New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree uses) and anchored in concrete, promoters in St. Paul said. http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1544647.html

The Rice Park's Christmas tree is to be up and lite by Nov. 24, at 5 p.m.

Don't live close to Rice Park? Get your own Christmas tree!

The Minnesota Tree Association is selling Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce, Norway Spruce trees this year. http://www.mncta.com/treeinfo.html

If you take good care of your tree it can last between 2-5 weeks, Minnesota Christmas Tree Association wrote about their tree tips. http://minneapolis.about.com/od/shoppingservices/l/aa111403a.htm

According to the Minnesota Christmas Tree Association, Christmas trees contribute to a home for wildlife, and that when a tree is cut down, 203 seedling are put in its place so as not to worry about hurting the environment's growth. http://minneapolis.about.com/od/shoppingservices/l/aa111403a.htm