Controversy of the Day: ‘Ugly’ Christmas Tree Gets Dissed and Discarded by PA Town

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A 50-foot Norwood spruce in Reading, PA is the focus of ridicule this holiday season, with locals calling it "sad," "nasty," "pathetic," "ugly" and even comparing it to Charlie Brown's disaster of a tree.

"If there was a squirrel right now looking for a place to live in the Winter," said one resident. "It won't even go into this tree."

"I've never seen a tree look so horrible in all my life," said another person. "That tree is atrocious."

Don't hold anything back Reading...

As a result of all the outrage, city officials decided the thing needed to be put out of its misery, and after raising money from local businesses, it is scheduled to be replaced this week.