The 60-foot Georgia white pine that was cut and hauled to Macy’s at Lenox Square for the holidays was planted in 1977 by J.T. Green to honor of his new granddaughter – and with the hope it would one day be selected as the department store’s Great Tree, reports the Marietta Daily Journal.
Members of the Green family teared up as the 60-foot Georgia white pine was brought down, the newspaper reports.
“It was a dream of my Popsy,” Jennifer Green told the Marietta paper, recalling her grandfather’s wish. “We would walk around it, and he always wanted it to be the tree. When he planted it, he had the purpose for it to go on the building.”
J.T. Green died in January 2003. His family told the MDJ that he bought the then 6-foot tree and put it inside the house to celebrate Jennifer’s first Christmas after she was born in August 1977.
To read more about the tree and see images of it being cut down and hauled away, visit the Marietta Daily Journal’s article at http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/20773281/article-Mableton-man-planted-Macy-s-2012-tree-in-1977.