TALLADEGA, Ala. — The city of Talladega is trying to revive a tradition of outdoor Christmas trees.

The Talladega Historic Preservation Commission is asking residents in the city’s historic district to place lit Christmas trees in their front yards this year.

Residents in the so-called “Silk Stocking District” once adorned their yards with white lights, but the practice faded.

The commission is trying to restart the tradition and spread it citywide this year. The group is offering unlit trees for $20, and it says volunteers are available to help with decorating.