Bugs Doom Harrison’s Christmas Tree

Posted On October 16, 2013

By Mike Perleberg



The City of Harrison’s Christmas tree outside the Harrison Fire Department had to be cut down last week.

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(Harrison, Oh.) – An iconic tree in downtown Harrison has been removed, with insects to blame.


The large, dense pine tree at the Harrison Fire Department on Harrison Avenue served as the city’s Christmas tree. It was planted 46-years-ago.


On Friday, the roughly 70-foot tall coniferous tree was cut down. It had become infested with red spider mites, a statement on the City of Harrison Facebook page read. Had it not been cut down, the pests would have decimated the tree anyway.


But a new beginning will keep the tradition going. The city plans to plant a replacement tree in about the same spot in time for the city’s Christmas parade and tree lighting on December 7.


Do you have any memories of the City of Harrison Christmas tree? Share them on Eagle 99.3’s Facebook page.