PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland is officially ready for the holiday season after crew placed the city's Christmas tree in Monument Square Thursday.
Crews removed the 40 foot spruce from a yard on Brentwood Street in Portland this morning. Crews had to host the tree high into the air in order to clear power lines. A small crow gathered to watch the tree removal.
"My father planted that probably 50 something years ago. That tree has to be 50 something years old/ My mom passed in April and she thought the tree would be used last year. So I'm sure they're looking down upon the tree saying, 'Here it is, Jenny, we're using it, Merry Christmas,'" said Jenny Pelletier, who used to live in the house.