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Search taking place for Michigan's Christmas tree

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- It might be July, but the search is already on for the state of Michigan's Christmas tree.
The Department of Technology, Management and Budget announced Tuesday that it's looking for a 65-foot spruce or fir and is taking nominations. The tree that is selected will be cut down and be displayed on the front lawn of the Capitol starting in November.
A tree-lighting takes place as part of the annual Silver Bells in the City celebration.
The state partners with the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association to bring the tree to Lansing. In past years, trees have been found across the state, including as close to Lansing as Grand Ledge. Last year's tree came from Iron River in the Upper Peninsula.
Nominations are requested by Aug. 15.  Those wishing to nominate a tree are asked to email their name, phone number, information about the tree, and a photo to or send it to:

Holiday Tree Search
Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
Facilities Administration, Building Operations Division
P.O. Box 30026
Lansing, MI  48909

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