Prospect Heights tree given to Daley Plaza for lighting ceremony

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief

As the 64-foot high Colorado spruce tree was lifted off the ground onto a flatbed, the Theiszmann family of Prospect Heights said goodbye to the 66-year-old tree.

This special delivery will be given to downtown Chicago for the holidays this year for its 99th annual tree lighting ceremony.

The tree was transported to the Daley Plaza where the ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

“We are very proud, the mayor especially. We always like to see Prospect Heights shown in a positive light,” Anne Marrin, Prospect Heights administrator, said.

The tree was chosen through a process done online via a website. People could submit pictures of their trees and vote for their favorite.

A committee then reviews each tree, has a contractor visit the site for an examination and then makes the final decision.

The tree was transported from Wildwood Lane on Thursday, Nov. 1.

“This is something that reflects well on our community,” Ms. Marrin said.