Newton tree on the way to Gov’s mansion
With a mixture of sadness and excitement, JoAnn Sims watched state workers cut down her 35-foot-tall, 3,800-pound red cedar tree and haul it to the Governor’s Mansion Wednesday morning.
“ I’m very excited. I’ve never seen something like this before,” Sims said, as she watched Georgia Forestry Commissioner workers hoist her tree onto a flat bed truck. “ But I thought at one point I might cry.”
The tree will be placed in front of the Governor’s Mansion, and will be decorated with 45,000 lights for the annual lighting ceremony at 6: 30 p. m. Dec. 5 at 391 West Paces Ferry Road N. W. in Atlanta. Sims said she’s excited to see the tree she planted 30 years ago find a good home.