Christmas Tree Restored To Camelback Mountain

- A yuletide tradition for years has made a return to the Camelback Mountain, after Phoenix Parks and Recreation ordered it removed this year.

Parks and Recreation ordered the Christmas tree removed this year, out of concern that the tree can become a safety hazard if it fell on hikers. The tree was restored, following an outcry on social media, and a new tree was brought up the mountain on Friday morning.

For FOX 10's Steve Krafft, Friday began with a story that took him right up Camelback Mountain, hiking to cover the restoration of a holiday tradition.

There was a celebration of sorts on the top of Camelback Mountain. Cyndie Ribelin and Kimi Smith jumped for joy by the holiday tree.

"Nice to get in the holiday spirit," said Smith. "It was down for awhile, glad it is back up."

The ornaments on the tree are as unique as they are festive. They are edible.

Edible, that is, if you are a bird.


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