If you have a giant spruce tree that you think would look dazzling if it were decorated and all lit up for Christmas, you should let the NYS Office of General Services know. They will be scouring the area looking for the next tree to stand illuminated overlooking the Empire State Plaza.
According to the Times Union, the ideal tree would be between 35 and 55 feet tall, easily accessible, and the closer the proximity to Albany, the better. OGS will remove the tree at no cost.
They will actually be looking for two trees, the one that stands at the Empire State Plaza, and another to stand at East Capitol Park. An official date for the 2022 tree lighting has not been officially announced, but it generally takes place the first Sunday in December.
If you have a tree on your property that you think would represent the Holiday season in New York State, reach out to Kevin.Ciampi@ogs.ny.gov. Please include your name, location, phone number and a photo of the tree.
photo: New York State Office of General Services, Flickr