A nearly 19-meter-tall tree is going to decorate Kossuth Square.
An 18-meter-tall, 70-centimeter trunk diameter, 6-8 ton silver pine will arrive on Kossuth Square on Monday, the pine decorated the garden of a family home in Apc, Heves County, the Press Office of the Parliament informed MTI about the country’s Christmas tree. The tree will be erected on Monday.
The pine tree will arrive at Kossuth Square with the help of experts from disaster management, the National Guard and the police. At the same time, they asked for the understanding and patience of motorists due to the waiting and restrictions that may occur during the delivery of pine tree. During the renovation of Kossuth Square, the designers had already taken into account the location of the tree, so a permanent socket sunk was placed into the ground on the southwest side, which can hold the huge tree securely even in strong winds with the strap connectors.
The pine tree is decorated with a 130-centimeter-high, 103-centimeter-wide, 36-centimeter-deep, three-dimensional, 25-kilogram, eight-pointed star-shaped topper that shines with warm white, energy-saving LED light. In addition, 2,500 running meters of string lights, including 16,000 energy-saving colored LED bulbs, will decorate the Christmas tree. This year, the Bethlehem of the nation – as the creators named it – comes from Kisgyőr, consisting of human-sized wooden figures.
The country’s Christmas tree decorates Kossuth Square from Advent to Epiphany, and after it is dismantled, the tree is offered as firewood by the Office of the Parliament to those in need.