Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

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Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree.

The 12-foot top of the tree that snapped off now dangles on the line on Indian Island, about 40 miles northwest of Seattle across Puget Sound.

The Peninsula Daily News reports that local residents decked out the tree with garlands, ribbons, ornaments and a sign that says, “Santa, I want it all!”

A utility agency says the tree doesn’t pose an immediate electrical hazard but advises residents to stay away.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the top 12 feet of a Douglas fir hangs from an unused utility line outside Naval Magazine Indian Island near Port Hadlock, Wash. The tree top, blown onto the wire during a windstorm last week, has been gradually decorated as an inverted Christmas tree by holiday-minded neighbors. (Peninsula Daily News, Charlie Bermant/Associated Press)
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the top 12 feet of a Douglas fir hangs from an unused utility line outside Naval Magazine Indian Island near Port Hadlock, Wash. The tree top, blown onto the wire during a windstorm last week, has been gradually decorated as an inverted Christmas tree by holiday-minded neighbors. (Peninsula Daily News, Charlie Bermant/Associated Press)