Dayton needs holiday tree

Staff report

DAYTON — The Dayton Holiday Festival committee is searching for a tree that will be the centerpiece of Courthouse Square in Dayton this holiday season.

The selected tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and be unveiled at the Grande Illumination ceremony, Nov. 25.

The ideal tree is approximately 45 to 60 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Colorado green spruce or blue spruce trees are preferred, but other types of evergreens will be considered if they are grand and stately. The tree must be located on nominee’s property in the front or side yard.

Miami Valley residents who believe they have the perfect tree can nominate it by calling 937-224-1518, ext. 221, or emailing The winning tree will be selected by a search crew at the end of October. PSC Crane and Rigging will transport the tree to Courthouse Square at no expense to the owners, who will have the opportunity to participate in the official tree-lighting ceremony.

Staff report