They won't be treeless this year

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - November 23, 2010

The California city's Christmas tree was scraped last year because of budgets cuts.

City mechanic Robert Jensen didn't want to see Fresno go treeless again.

So, he organized a group of volunteers to raise the tree at Fresno City Hall.

Over the weekend, they drove to the mountains to cut down an 80-foot white pine and truck it to the city.

Volunteers also raised money for the project and decorated the tree.

The lighting ceremony will be a week from Friday.

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