CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Charleston resident Ronald Fisher knew something needed to be done to the white pine that was growing precariously close to his front porch, so he's letting the state show it off.
Fisher has donated the 25-foot white pine as one of three natural trees that will be used for holiday displays this year at the state Capitol complex.
A lighting ceremony will be held Dec. 3 as part of the annual Joyful Night celebration.
Fisher's tree will be used around the north fountain at the Capitol.
For the second consecutive year, the other two Capitol holiday trees are from the Fayette County farm of Al Tolliver. One will be lit at the south fountain, and the other will be decorated at the governor's mansion.