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Can Anyone Identify This Tree's Decorator?

What better way to designate Christmas in Wildwood than to adorn a natural cedar tree along a major thoroughfare?! Do you know who did it?

Can anyone identify who decorated this sole cedar tree, which is located alongside Missouri Route 100, west of Wildwood Town Center and the intersection of Highway 109? 

The cedar is south of the eastbound lane of the highway, and directly across from the cross road of Lynda Jayne Lane on the westbound lane of the highway.

It stands out among all the other trees that drivers pass on that busy stretch of highway, acting as a beacon of how much Wildwood residents respect natural beauty, even during a time of year when it is tempting to get caught up in manufactured, material things.

Before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter.  In many countries, people believed evergreens kept away ghosts, witches, evil spirits, and illness.

This 'ordinary yet special' Wildwood cedar harkens back to centuries past.

Christmas trees reportedly are grown and sold in all 50 states.  But whoever decorated this growing, evergreen cedar in Wildwood had a nice idea -- live and let live.



James Dochnal December 25, 2010 at 06:25 PM
The person should be a Decorator Great Job
Mary Anthonis December 27, 2010 at 04:42 PM
Whoever does this has done it for a few years ever since it was a tiny tree. It is a white pine, not a cedar, which I'm sure is one reason it gets the singled out from all the other trees on the hill. I look forward to it every year. I hope the tree grows tall and we get to see the decorations grow over the years. Thanks to whoever does this. I hope they know how much we all look forward to it.
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) December 27, 2010 at 05:32 PM
Mary, thanks for clarifying the tree type, and we agree that this "event" is nice to look forward to each year. We're still hoping someone knows the story behind the story!

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