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
November 10, 2015
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A 78-foot Norway spruce from New York's Hudson Valley has been placed in Rockefeller Center. It will be lit for the Christmas season.
The 10-ton tree was lifted 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. They live in Gardiner, New York. It was put on a trailer. Then it was taken on an 80-mile trip to midtown Manhattan.
The annual tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center attracts tens of thousands of viewers. It 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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