Rockefeller Center in New York City gets giant tree for holidays
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. 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 spectators. 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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Why might the tree need to go up so early?
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  • carsonb-2-bar
    11/12/2015 - 09:50 p.m.

    The tree is 78-foot tall and weighs 10 tons. Since the tree is so big it would be a good idea to get it in place for safety reasons. It would also be a good idea to go up early to start watering it to help it last longer.

    • victoriap-ver
      11/17/2015 - 01:30 p.m.

      so true

  • sheilah-6-bar
    11/12/2015 - 10:09 p.m.

    The tree was put up early because it takes a long time to put it up. It says in the article,"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. Then it was taken on an 80-mile trip to midtown Manhattan." This shows how much work, effort, and time it takes into putting the tree up. The delivery of the tree takes time, then they have to put it up, and decorate. I find this interesting because it shows how much work people put for others' enjoyment.

  • michaely-6-bar
    11/12/2015 - 10:23 p.m.

    The tree might need to go up so early because it is very big so it might take very long. In my opinion I think they should get a smaller tree but not to small so the town can see still. Also because it wont take as long to set up. Then it will be easy to put the lights on the tree instead of putting them on now in November.

  • gabriellek-1-bar
    11/12/2015 - 10:40 p.m.

    The tree might have been put up early because it is very large. It says, " The 10 ton tree was hoisted into place Nov. 6." Then it says, "Then it was taken on an 80-mile trip to midtown Manhattan." They had to go through a really though and long process to bring this tree to Manhattan, so they might have wanted it up there early just to make sure they had extra time just in case something went wrong. This article surprised me because I haven't even thought about getting a Christmas tree yet, but In New York City they already have theirs. This article is interesting because I never knew a tree could be 10 tons!

  • brianag-6-bar
    11/12/2015 - 11:25 p.m.

    The tree would need to be up that early so that people could start to get in the Christmas spirit and start buying there very own Christmas tree an Christmas gifts. The tree could also be going up early because it's so big and they wanted to get it up before evrybody flew to New York for the holidays. "A 78-foot Norway spruce from New York's Hudson Valley has been installed at Rockefeller Center for the Christmas season." This quote proves how big the tree actually is. I chose this article because Christmas is my absolut most favorite holiday of all time and I am very excited for Christmas.

  • genevieveb-6-bar
    11/12/2015 - 11:38 p.m.

    The tree might need to go up so early because of its large size. In the article's beginning, it states, "A 78-foot Norway spruce from New York's Hudson Valley has been installed at Rockefeller Center for the Christmas season" (paragraph 1). Since the tree is so big, the movers would not want to place anyone in harm, and there are usually more people around Rockefeller Center the closer it gets to the holidays. Also, because of its massive size, the tree probably took a long time to move. The tree needed to go up so early because of its giant size.

    This article interested me because I get really excited for Christmas and the holidays, and I love to see others get into the cheery and joyous spirit as well.

  • angelinat-3-bar
    11/12/2015 - 11:44 p.m.

    The tree might need to go up so early because it takes very long to get there. As stated in the article, "...it was taken on an 80 mile road trip to midtown Manhattan..." This shows that bringing the tree to the Rockefeller Center is big effort and requires a lot of time and labor. I found this article interesting because I used to live in New York and I loved going downtown to see the big tree each year. I found this article surprising because I did not know so much labor was needed to bring a tree to New York.

  • maggiec-3-bar
    11/13/2015 - 01:25 a.m.

    The tree might need to go up early because of it's size and attraction. Since the tree weighs 10 tons and is 78 feet tall like it says in the article, it probably took quite a long time to put up. They wanted to get it up early so they wouldn't have to stress about putting the ginormous tree up closer to when they have to light it. Also I think the tree went up so early because of its attraction. The Holiday time is probably the busiest time in New York City and hotels and flights might be all booked. The people put the tree up early so more people get a chance to see it and celebrate the holidays even if it is a little early. I think it's a smart idea to put the tree up early so it gives more people the chance to enjoy it and say they've seen it.

  • noahf-3-bar
    11/13/2015 - 02:21 a.m.

    The tree might need to go up so early because of the sheer size of if it and also the fact they need to put on the decorations which will surely take quite a long bit of time, it is 78 feet tall. If for say they put it up a day or two before they are supposed to light it up they would never reach the deadline.

    I found this article insightful as I never knew how large the tree was, how far they had to take it and what happened with the tree once Christmas was over.

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