Company Replaces Holiday Tree On University Avenue

A tradition in the village of Shorewood Hills along University Avenue is restored through the generosity of a local company.

Last week, someone came in the middle of the night and cut one of the 238 trees down, stealing it and the Christmas lights on it.

The arbor vitaes were first planted by lit up by the late Dr. Jack Kammer back in 1983, and first lighted on 1993.

The Bruce Co. stepped up to fill the void, transplanting one from their Verona tree farm on Friday.

“There was just a big outpouring just in our company that said, ‘We got to help this out.’ This is a great tradition that Dr. Kammer started and we can we do to keep it going. We certainly want it go well into the future. Everybody goes by here and just loves this. It’s such a good holiday tradition, and we’re just happy to be able to help out,? said Tom Raemisch, from Bruce Company.

Recent warm weather allowed for the transplant and the tree will settle into the ground a bit more, in the spring.