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    Portland Department of Public Works Forestry Division employee Mike Grant carries a chainsaw to the trunk of the 40-foot Blue Spruce chosen as Portland's 2015 Christmas tree.

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    Troy Deroche places ties around the tree as it is loaded onto a trailer.

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    After it's cut, the tree is loaded onto a trailer to make its trip to Monument Square.

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    People watch from outside 891 Washington Ave. as the tree is cut down.

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    Mike Grant stands on the trunk of a 40-foot tree while helping to off-load it at Monument Square.

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    A crane lifts the tree from the trailer as pedestrian watch along Congress Street in Portland.

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    Charlie Shannon places secures cables on the branches. The tree will be lit up for the holiday on Friday, Nov. 27.

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    Crowds gather to watch as a crew from the Portland Department of Public Works sets up the tree in Monument Square.

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