Purdue Union Christmas tree comes down early

The Purdue Memorial Union Christmas tree has come down after caretakers ruled it to be too dry.

Posted: Dec. 17, 2018 5:30 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The Purdue Memorial Union Christmas tree has come down after caretakers ruled it to be too dry. University social media accounts posed Monday that the tree isn't compliant with Indiana Fire Code. 

The tree, a longstanding tradition at Purdue, was supposed to be up until Dec. 20. The tree was brought into the Union on Dec. 3, with President Mitch Daniels lighting the tree on Dec. 4. 

This year's tree was 25 feet tall and was donated by a West Lafayette family. It was 25-years-old and was 14 feet wide at the bottom of its branches.

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