Ohio town gets its Christmas tree at McDonald's
Harold Masters and his grandsons got several saplings in 1996 when McDonald's distributed them to mark Arbor Day. Masters planted them in his yard. One grew into the 39-foot Canadian blue spruce chosen to be decked out in lights downtown this year.
City officials had told Masters to trim or cut it down because it was so big it was blocking drivers' vision. Masters didn't want to trim one side, so he jumped at the city engineer's suggestion to cut it down as the city's holiday tree.
The 84-year-old says he's glad the tree isn't going straight into a wood chipper.
Critical thinking challenge: How did McDonald's benefit by giving away trees?
Define this word: sapling
- Posted on November 23, 2012
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