Local tree service decorates downtown Christmas tree

POSTED: 6:35 PM Dec 02 2013   UPDATED: 7:04 PM Dec 02 2013
CHICO, Calif. -

The downtown Christmas tree in Chico's city plaza will light up this year, because a local tree service has stepped up and decorated it.

Marc and Shuree Wesley of M&S Wesley Tree Service heard that the downtown Christmas tree was not going to be decorated because of city budget cuts.

The Wesley's didn't want to see a Chico tradition die.

Every year the city puts up Christmas lights, but with Chico's city budget facing tough times, the city couldn't make that happen this year.
     
The Wesleys put more than 8,000 LED Christmas lights on the tree over the weekend

"We love our community and we wanted to be more a part of it," said Shuree Wesley. "What better way than keeping Christmas and our Chico traditions alive."

Wesley said it took them more than two days to get everything right, and all of it at no cost to the city.