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    A Portland Press Herald file photo shows four lighted Christmas trees in Monument Square, believed to be in the 1930s.

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    The Christmas tree on Monument Square is lit Nov. 29, 1991.

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    The annual Christmas tree makes its way to Monument Square in 1978.

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    Jim Hodgdon of the Portland Forestry Dept. rides down Congress Street aboard the 55-foot Christmas tree bound for Monument Square in 1991.

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    The holiday tree is installed at Monument Square in Portland Nov. 21, 2019. Kelley Crane Services and Shaw Brothers Construction donated staff, crane and transportation to help move and place the tree.

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    The 40-foot Norway Spruce tree is installed at Monument Square on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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    Pedestrians take photographs as the annual holiday tree is installed at Monument Square on Nov. 21.

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    Portland's holiday tree was planted 30 years ago during City Arborist Jeff Tarling's first year on the job.

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    Portland's holiday tree was planted 30 years ago during City Arborist Jeff Tarling's first year on the job.

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    City Arborist Jeff Tarling stands before this year's holiday tree at Monument Square.

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