Rockefeller Center in New York City gets giant tree for holidays The 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Cutting at the home of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski on Nov. 4, 2015 in Gardiner, NY. Here the tree is loaded onto the flatbed truck to be transported to New York City. (Gabe Palacio/AP Images for Tishman Speyer)
Rockefeller Center in New York City gets giant tree for holidays
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A 78-foot Norway spruce from New York's Hudson Valley has been installed at Rockefeller Center for the Christmas season.
 
The 10-ton tree was hoisted into place Nov. 6. It will be illuminated on Dec. 2.
 
The tree was cut down from the property of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski in Gardiner, New York. It was put on a trailer for the 80-mile trip to midtown Manhattan.
 
The annual tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center attracts tens of thousands of spectators and is watched by millions more on television.
 
After the holidays, the tree will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity.

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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
Why might the tree need to go up so early?
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COMMENTS (59)
  • tristane-mil
    11/12/2015 - 08:18 a.m.

    Because anything can happen in the preparation stage.

  • laytonb-mil
    11/12/2015 - 08:22 a.m.

    The article was positive because of the donation of the tree

  • jessicac-2-mil
    11/12/2015 - 09:48 a.m.

    The tree might need to go up so early so they have time to put the lights on and decorate it in time for the tree-lighting ceremony.

  • berettac-mil
    11/12/2015 - 09:53 a.m.

    To save time so there is time to decorate it.

  • brandomt-mil
    11/12/2015 - 09:53 a.m.

    So they have to,e to decorate it.

  • robertb-1-mil
    11/12/2015 - 09:53 a.m.

    To be illuminated on dec. 2 people need to start decorating the 78 foot tree to have it ready.

  • logano-mil
    11/12/2015 - 09:59 a.m.

    So they can get the hard part out of the way and just worry about decorating it and the easy stuff later.

  • laurenh-1-mil
    11/12/2015 - 10:01 a.m.

    Because it's so big and will take a while to install and decorate.

  • kaileym-mil
    11/12/2015 - 10:08 a.m.

    Because of its size and weight, it will take longer to put the lights and decorations on.

  • ethanw-1-mil
    11/12/2015 - 10:09 a.m.

    To have more time to fix it up and decorate.

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