GIRL SCOUTS Shawna Bekowsky, 16, of Placerville, right, holds the tree and Taya Storanski, 13, of Placerville, center, wraps lights around it while Brownie and Daisy Troops look on as the group prepares one of the many Christmas trees to be displayed along Highway 50 this holiday season. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
UNION MINE High School LEO girls stand on the freeway wall in order to reach their tree to decorate it: left to right are Caffrey Lynch, 16, of El Dorado; Chandler Bruttig, 17, of El Dorado; Madeline Juskie, 16, of Placerville; and Clair Gregory, 15, of Grizzly Flats. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
ZACH MOERHRING, 11, of Pollock Pines whistles a Christmas tune while holding up the tree for members of Boy Scout Troop 170 to place ornaments. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
BOY SCOUTS FROM Troop 170 in Pollock Pines decorate a tree to be placed along Highway 50 on Nov. 23. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
JANE HALLENDORF of El Dorado looks for another spot on the tree to place her homemade Nigerian goat ornaments. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
CHARLEE AND STEVE Gumbiner of El Dorado decorate a tree for the Flashy Lassie Red Hat group. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
PATTY SISNEROS of Placerville places a Scotty Dog ornament made from a recycled meat tray on her tree along Highway 50. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SYDNEY HUCIK, 6, of El Dorado Hills, hangs an ornament on a tree she is decorating with Nana and Papa — Kathy and Chuck Ramos, of Placerville — along Highway 50 on Nov. 30.