Mystery Christmas tree reappears in Arizona

Christmas decorations once again adorn a tree in the median of an Arizona highway.

The juniper tree along I-17, north of the Sunset Point rest stop, is anonymously decorated each year during the Christmas season.

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The Mystery Tree is back along I-17 near Sunset Point. The ADOT Blog shares the history of this holiday tradition:

Posted by Arizona Department of Transportation on Friday, December 9, 2016

The Arizona Department of Transportation posted a history of the mystery Christmas tree on its website, and said based on photos from previous years, the decorations are the same each time.

What is a greater mystery to the Arizona DOT is how the tree has survived numerous brush fires over the years.

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