Union Pacific Harvests Omaha’s Christmas Tree

Union-Pacific(AP) — Omaha’s Christmas tree has been cut down from a local yard and delivered to the Durham Museum downtown.

Union Pacific employees removed the 45-foot-tall Colorado Blue Spruce tree from Kevin and Linda Redlinger’s yard in west Omaha on Monday.

The railroad has been providing a tree for Omaha’s Christmas celebration for more than 75 years.

In the past, the railroad used to cut down a tree along its right of way in the Pacific Northwest and bring the tree to Omaha. But this year is the 22nd year when Union Pacific harvested a tree locally for the tradition.

The tree will be decorated before the lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m.