Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives in New York City

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is raised by a crane as it is positioned at Rockefeller Plaza, in New York, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

It was hoisted onto a trailer and expected to arrive in NY on Saturday.

The 75-foot, 13-ton Spruce tree was chopped down in State College, Pennsylvania in the morning.

The gardener at Rockefeller Center spotted the Norway Spruce tree seven years ago. talk about early Christmas shopping.


Now for a few days, workers will decorate the tree, Christmas garlands, consisting of 50 thousand colored lights.

The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was put up in 1931 by workers building the complex during the Great Depression.

The 80-year-old softwood towered over school superintendent Jason Perrin's backyard until it was cut down on Thursday. The tree will be illuminated November 29 and remain on display until January 7.

After it's taken down, the tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

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