Albany family donates holiday tree to NYS Capitol

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The second of two trees to decorate the Capitol for the holidays was cut down Tuesday morning.

The 30-foot-tall blue spruce, donated by the Bober family on Brickley Drive in Albany, will be bringing some holiday cheer to East Capitol Park.

Crews from the Office of General services cut the tree down Tuesday morning and the Bober family says they’re sad to see it go.

“We wanted to have it for Christmas to decorate it every year. And we did it for quite awhile,” said Christie Bober. “Then it got too tall, and then we couldn’t reach it anymore. But we’ve had it for about 26 years.”

A 45-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce was cut down and hauled over to the Capital Plaza area earlier in the week.

Both trees will be decorated and lit at a special tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday, December 4th hosted by News10’s morning new team. Be sure to stop by!


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