Help Chicago find its Christmas tree

Chicago's 2016 Christmas tree was a 69-foot Norway Spruce from Wauconda. (City of Chicago / via DNAinfo)

CHICAGO — City officials are looking for the perfect spruce or fir tree to be the city’s official 2017 Christmas tree.

Applications can be submitted through Oct. 20, officials said.

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The winning tree must be at least 55 feet tall and be located less than 100 miles from Chicago’s Loop. Pine trees need not apply — they are not sturdy enough to stand up to the elements in Millennium Park, officials said.

To submit your tree, email dcase@cityofchicago.org or by mail to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, ATTN: Christmas Tree Contest, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602.

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