Our Beautiful Christmas Tree

Angela Cranford

This year’s Christmas Tree at Bank of America Winter Village comes from a hamlet in the town of Lloyd, NY, about 100 miles north of NYC in Ulster County.  

The 90-year-old, 55’ high Norway Spruce is a beauty, with character and charm. Our scouts found it nestled in the back corner of a property that was originally a homestead. The house on the property was built in 1880, and the family’s second generation planted the tree to mark the homestead’s corner.

There’s a lot of history in that tree, and one can imagine a story emanating from each of its long, sweeping branches. The family that donated it wishes to remain anonymous, however we thank them for their generosity.