Timber Tree employees load a pine tree onto a truck to be transported to the Red Mill Inn in Baldwinsville.
Baldwinsville This year’s Baldwinsville Tree Lighting was made possible with the help of a local business and a village trustee.
As in previous years, Timber Tree of Baldwinsville cut down the donated pine tree and transported it to the Red Mill Inn where hundreds celebrated the Christmas season this past Saturday.
“Timber Tree generously donates there services every year to move the tree,” said Village Engineer Tim Baker. Baker also noted that Village Trustee Dick Clark donated this year’s tree after the original donation died sometime this fall. Baker had spoken with the original donor and inspected the tree earlier this year, only to return in November to find the needles had all turned brown. According to Baker, Clark didn’t hesitate to offer a tree from his own yard.
Another change to this year’s decoration is the addition of 750 bluish white LED lights on the tree, which match the new snow flake decorations found throughout the village business district. The lights where paid for in part with a $750 donation from the Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce.