Twenty years have passed since the tree was planted in the backyard of an Ocean Beach home. Over time, the tree has developed a unique tilt to the right - drawing visions of something out of a Charlie Brown or Grinch movie.
The tree has also caused problems with the property's foundation as it has grown, according to the Ocean Beach property's owner, Kimm Rogers.
Kimm, a former Ocean Beach Elementary teacher, volunteered the tree to headline the community's holiday celebration. And the uniqueness of the towering tree made it a prime candidate for the town's 38th annual holiday centerpiece.