Community editor and columnist Kris Capps is a longtime resident of Fairbanks and Denali Park. Contact her at, in the office at 459-7546 or by cell at 322-6334. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMKris.

It’s not too late to check out the creative and colorful community Christmas trees at Noel Wien Library.

Every year, the Fairbanks Garden Club sponsors this festive event, inviting community groups to display a personally decorated tree focusing on their community group. The artificial, unlit trees are 4- to 7-feet tall and placed throughout the library.

The Fairbanks Garden Club is front and center, with garden-style ornaments, like packets of seeds. One wildflower packet displayed this quote: “A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. — Doug Larson.”

Other trees with specialized decorations include the Mary Kay Foundation, the Barnette Magnet School PTA, WiFi for Warriors, Fairbanks Curling Club, Sons of Norway, University of Alaska Museum of the North, Relay For Life. The library staff also decorated a tree. Each is unique and requires a few moments to admire before moving on to the next one.

The trees are on display until Jan. 6.

Reach columnist/community editor Kris Capps at Call her at the office 459-7546. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMKris.