By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Sep 20, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Have a huge pine tree in your yard? Know a neighbor with one?

The City of Milwaukee is looking for the perfect tree for this year's municipal Christmas tree, which will grace Red Arrow Park during the holiday season.

The tree must be at least 35 feet tall and be accessible for harvest with a crane.

The trees are judged on size, shape, uniformity, density and color.

Residents who want to get their tree on the list should contact the City of Milwaukee's call center at (414) 286-2489.

The trees will be evaluated and one will be selected the week of Nov. 1, harvested the week of Nov. 8 and lit at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Red Arrow Park.

Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker have been invited to attend the event that is just 16 days after the gubernatorial election.  

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.