Christmas Tree Removed From Old Town Square

The employees of the Municipal Society of Technology of the Capital City of Prague (THMP) dismantled the Christmas tree on Old Town Square.

Along with it, 1,100 Christmas decorations on public lighting and thirty Christmas trees will disappear from the streets of Prague in the coming days.

Wondering what will happen to the spruce? Not even a splinter will come to waste!

Students of the Jarov Secondary Vocational School will turn the spruce into furniture for the Home for the Elderly in Malešice, which is located near the Jarov Secondary Vocational School and is also an organization of the capital.

“In Prague, we like to follow tradition, but at the same time, we emphasize care of green spaces, ecology and sustainability. I, therefore, appreciate that the tree, which adorned the Old Town Square during the Christmas period, like in previous years, won’t end up in a landfill or incinerator, but will be used to the last chip. We want to keep up this practise in the coming years – we’ll be happy to use the Christmas tree for similar beneficial purposes as this year,” said the mayor of the capital Zdeněk Hřib.

Moreover, the branches will be delivered to Prague zoo as per annual tradition and will serve as food for some of the inhabitants such as giraffes.

The nearly 22-meter-high spruce tree arrived from the town of Pěnčín in northern Bohemia.

City officials chose the spruce over 35 other trees grown in the Jizera Mountains. They said it was remarkable for its shape and full branches.

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