The  cities of North Adams and Pittsfield are seeking residents to donate their official holiday trees for the upcoming season. Pittsfield's tree will be on display in Park Square; North Adams needs two trees to place on each end of Main Street.  reports In Pittsfield, criteria used to select the city's official holiday tree includes minimum height of approximately 30 feet; superior shape; ease of access to the tree for cutting; adequate room to safely fall the tree; and ease of transporting the tree.

Screening and selection of trees will take place the week of Oct. 28. Cutting and installation of the tree at Park Square will be scheduled shortly after the selection. Interested parties should contact Becky Manship, Pittsfield's recreation activities coordinator, no later than Oct. 25 at 413-499-9371 or via email.

In North Adams, trees 25 to 30 feet in height are sought from residents of the Northern Berkshire area before the first week of November.

Anyone wishing to donate trees is asked to contact the North Adams Fire Department at 413-662-3103. If calling after hours, please leave a message and someone will return the call as soon as possible.

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