BELFAST — A 30-foot pine tree was erected Monday afternoon in Post Office Square by a large crew of volunteers.

According to Belfast City Councilor Mike Hurley, the perfectly-shaped Christmas tree was donated by GEO Environmental Remediation Co. on outer Congress Street. “The tree was on their lawn,” he said.

With the help of a crane loaned by Dan and Henry Miller of Belmont Boatworks, the tree was positioned just so, in front of the Post Office. Also assisting in the endeavor were members of city departments including Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Police Department and nonprofit Our Town Belfast.

Hurley said the city plans to decorate the tree Wednesday, Dec. 1, with the help of Central Maine Power. An official tree-lighting event is planned for Saturday, Dec. 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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