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Downtown Christmas Tree Breaks in Two for 2nd Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It seems mending the city’s official Christmas tree has become a new holiday tradition.

On Thursday afternoon, the top of the tree – an estimated 11 to 12 feet – broke off as workers prepared it for transport at the Austintown property where it was harvested.

After city workers lowered the lower portion of the tree into place on Central Square, a crew from The Tree Dudes, Campbell, prepared to reattach the piece the broke off and restore the 9,500-pound tree’s original shape.

This is the second year in a row that the city’s Christmas tree was damaged as it was being harvested.

Youngstown’s annual Holiday Parade and tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 6.

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