A multitude of people are responsible for bringing Christmas to the corner of Capital and Main in downtown Little Rock this year. “Downtown Little Rock’s first Christmas tree is a labor of love,” says Chris Tanner, owner of Cheers in the Heights and Samantha’s. Tanner spearheaded the effort to get the tree to town.
Howard Hurst of Tipton & Hurst also played a role in getting the tree from the West Coast to central Arkansas.
The massive Main Street tree was helicopter harvested from a forest hillside on the Washington-Oregon border, and placed on a truck with trees destined for the Capital Hotel and the Country Club of Little Rock.
After the holiday season, the trees will be cut into sections and donated to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, where they’ll be used to create fish habitats, Tanner says.