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Where does Dartmouth’s annual Christmas tree come from?

Last updated 11/27/11

The Dartmouth Christmas TreeThe tree placed at the center of the Green each Christmas comes from the Upper Valley, usually donated by a local family. This year, the town of Lyme donated the tree that was planted by the late William Piper. Mr. Piper's three grandchildren will light the tree.

The tree is decorated with 1,200 multicolored LED lights, which draw about 90 percent less electricity than did the incandescent lights used prior to 2007.

If a community member has a large tree on their property that they would like to donate, they should contact Dartmouth’s Facilities Operations and Management office at 603-646-2485.

Campus and community are invited to Dartmouth's annual Christmas tree lighting at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, December 2, on the Green. Dartmouth's Glee Club will sing carols and choral music following the lighting. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Please call 603-646-2923 for more information.

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Last updated: 11/27/11