The city is looking for property owners who want to rid their yards of tall, nicely shaped evergreen trees.
The payoff: bringing Christmas cheer to thousands.
The city needs three trees, 40 to 50 feet high and 20 to 25 feet wide, to use as community Christmas trees downtown. Kentucky Utilities and the city will remove the trees for free on Nov. 14 or 15 and provide stump grinding as well.
The trees will be decorated and lit beginning Nov. 25 in Triangle Park at Main and Broadway; at Third and Midland; and in front of the KU Building on Quality Street.
The trees should be Norway spruce, blue spruce or Douglas fir and should not be growing into a house or other trees.
They should be shaped like pyramids and be full, especially at the bottom, with very few holes.
To remove the tree, the city will need at least 10 feet of clearance, with no obstructions such as buildings or power lines. Workers will need to back a trailer up to the tree, with KU trucks on either side.
To have a tree considered for donation, call LexCall at 311 before Oct. 30.
"This is a great way to honor a tree, by donating it for the pleasure of the community," said Lori Houlihan, Lexington's special events liaison.