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City, local organizations partner for Trim A Tree outdoor decoration project

The city of Los Altos is sponsoring a tree adoption program, inviting residents to decorate a Christmas tree in time for the holiday season.

In collaboration with the Los Altos Village Association and the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, the city acquired trees at a discount from the Kiwanis Club. Businesses, community organizations and families can apply to adopt a tree and participate in decorating. Fifty trees will be available for adoption.

Dubbed the inaugural Trim A Tree @ Los Altos project, city representatives hope the initiative brings the community together and adds a festive touch of uniquely decorated trees to the business districts.

The deadline to apply to adopt a tree is Monday, and participants can decorate their trees with their own trimmings between Dec. 1 and Dec. 6 after installation Nov. 30. The trees will stay up through Dec. 28.

Participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In instructions for participants, city officials urged them to “get creative and have fun with decorations,” using ornaments that are wind- and water-resistant.

Last month, the city sponsored a storefront Hallow-Window painting event for families that showcased local residents’ creativity, which the Trim A Tree opportunity aims to build on.

“We have no doubt the Los Altos community will go above and beyond with decorating,” city officials said in a statement. “Looking through the Hallow-Window paintings, each family was so creative and unique with their design. We think it’s just what we need to get the business districts ready for the holidays.”

To sign up and for more information, visit

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