But Committee on Tourism Chairman Elmer Datuin defended the tree.
"The Christmas tree of Baguio
is made of plants.
It is actually an example of vertical gardening," Datuin
said the Christmas tree project went through a bidding.
"There had been biddings for the project and the United Architects of the Philippines won," Datuin
The tree follows the theme of this year's Christmas celebration.
"We envisioned the Christmas tree as a vertical garden, which is in line with making Baguio greener," Datuin