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Camelback Mountain Christmas Tree Back, Despite City Rules

The traditional decoration has reappeared in defiance of a Parks Board prohibition.

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Camelback MountainChris J

A christmas tree is back on top of Camelbak Mountain, despite a City of Phoenix Parks Board decision not to allow it. Critics worried glass and metal ornaments could impact wildlife in the park; this year, signs urging hikers to only add birdseed ornaments appear around the tree.