New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito today announced that the state is seeking two New York State spruce trees to be displayed in front of the Capitol this holiday season. One will grace East Capitol Park, and the other will be placed on the south side of the Capitol on the Empire State Plaza near the Plaza skating rink. The trees will be removed at no cost to the property owner in mid-November and lit as part of New York State’s tree lighting and fireworks event in December at the Empire State Plaza.
“Over the years, many generous families have donated the beautiful trees that are put on display at the Capitol and Empire State Plaza,” Commissioner Destito said. “It’s a wonderful Capital Region holiday tradition that is appreciated and celebrated by visitors to the New York State Capitol.”
The tree should be a spruce between 35 and 55 feet tall, easily accessible on the property, and clear of power lines. Proximity to the Capital Region is ideal.
If you have a tree you would like to be considered, please contact Kevin Ciampi at OGS by calling (518) 474-8860 or emailing [email protected] and include your name, address where the tree is located, and a contact phone number. If a photo of the tree is available, please include it.