Christmas tree in front of Baltimore's City Hall donated by JHH employee

Caren Euster's 34-foot Norway spruce was officially lit on Monday

Image caption: The 34-foot tall Norway spruce is placed in front of Baltimore's City Hall

The Christmas tree in front of Baltimore's City Hall this year has ties to Johns Hopkins.

Image caption: The tree was lit at a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 19

The tree was donated to the city by Caren Euster, a physician in The Johns Hopkins Hospital's emergency room. The tree, which came from Euster's yard, is a Norway Spruce measuring 34 feet high and 24 feet across.

Euster, who has been with Johns Hopkins for almost 20 years, heard an announcement on public radio a few years ago asking for tree donations for City Hall. Last year, her tree was a runner-up.

The tree was transported from Euster's yard to City Hall in early December to be installed and decorated in preparation for a tree-lighting ceremony, which was held Monday.

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