Tumbleweed Tree

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Chandler, Arizona

Every December, the city of Chandler raises a uniquely Western Christmas tree: one made out of tumbleweeds! Between 1500 and 2000 of these bushy bramble-balls are gathered, assembled inside of a 35 foot-high wire frame, painted white, and covered with flame retardant. Glitter, a star and approximately 1200 lights complete the transformation of a pile of weeds into a holiday delight. This year (2008) marked the 52nd annual lighting of the Tumbleweed Tree.

Directions: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Avenue (just south of Chandler Blvd.).

Last visited: December 2008.

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Revised: December 25, 2008
Copyright © 2008 Joe Orman (except poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
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