The Department of Technology, Management and Budget says the tree will be the largest in the history of state Christmas trees in Michigan. The tree is now in the yard of a home owned by Anthony and Stephanie LaPorte on Jackson's east side. It's the ninth time a tree from the Lower Peninsula has been selected as the state Christmas tree. Volunteers from the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association will cut down the tree on November 2 and transport it to Lansing. The ceremonial lighting of the tree will be on November 16th as part of the 28th annual Silver Bells in the City celebration in downtown Lansing.