2008-10-02 / About Town

Evergreens needed for holiday mansion décor

With the Christmas season just around the corner, the Preservation Society of Newport County is looking for large, live evergreen trees to help dress up the grounds of the Newport Mansions for the holidays.

Large exterior trees strung with holiday lights are a hallmark of the annual holiday decorations at the Newport Mansions. Traditionally, those trees are donated from the yards and farms of Newport County residents. The Preservation Society is in need of two large trees that will be displayed in front of The Elms and Marble House. If you have a large evergreen tree that has outgrown your yard, consider donating it to help create the magic of Christmas at the Newport Mansions.

Trees must be healthy, and between 12- and 25- feet tall. To donate a tree, call the Society's greenhouse staff at 846-7718 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. They will schedule an appointment to visit your home to inspect the tree, and if it is appropriate, they will remove the tree from your yard and cut the stump flush to the ground.

For more information about holiday events at the Newport Mansions, visit the website at www.newportmansions. org, or call 847-1000.

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