Hallmark moment in the forest

As has been its custom for some 15 years, Cascade Timber Consulting, together with Ram Trucking, sent the Hallmark Mayor’s Christmas Tree from a spot near Green Peter Reservoir in late October to its destination at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

The Hallmark Christmas Tree is cut and loaded onto a truck for the trip to Kansas City, Mo.

As local residents watched, local arborist Dave Gillott and his crew members cut the tree to the required 100-foot length and wrapped it for transport. CTC president Milt Moran said a Hallmark representative travels to the area every two years to select two trees that will be sent back to Missouri over the next two Christmases.
After the holiday season, Hallmark makes commemorative ornaments from the wood and sells them for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, which helps local disadvantaged families, Moran said.
The tree is donated by CTC each year, he said.
It was expected to arrive in Kansas City on Nov. 2, Moran said, and will be lit in a ceremony on Nov. 26.
See more photos at bit.ly/HallmarkTree2021.