The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Has Officially Been Cut and Is Headed to New York City

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82 feet of Norway Spruce is headed to the Big Apple!

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That’s right, the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree has been picked, cut down, secured, and being driven to the city.

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The large tree which weighs about 14 tons will soon kick off the holiday season as soon as it’s dressed with thousands of LED lights and a massive star that sits on the very top every year!

This year’s Rockefeller Christmas tree comes from Queensbury, NY, standing at 82 feet tall and is traveling 200 miles to its new home in Manhattan.

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“… We started tying the tree, wrapped each branch individually to tie it up. We have to get it down from 50 feet to 14 feet so we can travel on the Thruway,” explained Erik Pauze, the head gardener at Rockefeller Center who told News10.

Erik Pauze
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The tree which was graciously donated by the Lebowitz family, is estimated to be between 85 to 90 years old according to News10.

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Soon, the tree will hold more than 50,000 LED lights wrapped around, finished with a Swarovski crystal star and is truly a sight to see.

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