Louisville Metro Christmas tree cut down, delivered to Jefferson Square Park

The 35-foot Norway Spruce was donated by a family in the Audubon neighborhood.
Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 9:11 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2022 at 12:39 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The 2022 Metro Christmas Tree is now standing in Jefferson Square Park. The 35-foot Norway Spruce was donated by Greg and Karen Kaelin.

The couple said the tree was in the front yard when they first moved in back in 2006. Karen said she has seen the tree grow as it was a home to birds and rabbits.

Now, the tree is so big that it has become a hazard. The Kaelins said the tree needed to be cut down no matter what, so they’re glad its life will be extended in Downtown Louisville.

“It’s bittersweet,” Greg said. “We’re not ones to cut down beautiful trees, but it’s time for it to go. It’s just too big.”

“We’re just happy that it’s not going in the woodchipper,” Karen added. “I’m excited about the tree being shared, but I know when I look out my window and the tree isn’t there, I’m going to be sad. But I can’t wait to see her downtown all bedazzled and jeweled up.”

The tree will be lit up by Santa at Light Up Louisville on November 25.

It’s now downtown. Check it out live below:

You can watch the transportation process below: