Permanent ‘Christmas tree’ added to Kosciusko Courthouse lawn

The conolor fir sits in its new home on the Kosciusko County Courthouse law Tuesday afternoon after being planted. The tree is about 15 feet tall, but could grow upward o ten times bigger, according to one online source. News Now Warsaw photo by Dan Spalding.
 By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — Downtown Warsaw will have a new holiday attraction for Christmastime beginning this year.

Main Street Warsaw planted a 15-foot concolor fir on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn early Thursday afternoon.

The tree is from from Dogwood Hills Tree Farm in Middlebury.

According to one online source, the concolor Fir can grow to upward of 130 feet tall.

Christmastime festival organizers have tried using temporary trees for Christmas celebrations at the relatively new courthouse plaza in the past without a lot of luck so they opted for a permanent tree.

“We’ve been wanting to have an actual tree down here for a long, long time, because every year, we debate on what to do with our annual Christmas tree, so we finally got permission and blessing from the courthouse to actually plant a tree here,” said Scott Wiley, member relations manager for the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce.

“It’ll be a beautiful addition to the courthouse grounds all year-round,” Wiley said.

The planting of the tree comes just in time for Warsaw Main Street’s downtown Christmas celebration on Dec. 1.