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Rockefeller Center Tree Coming From a Backyard in Upstate NY

Rockefeller Center Tree Coming From a Backyard in Upstate NY

A general view of atmosphere at the 83rd Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting on Dec. 2, 2015 in New York City. This year's tree will be cut from a backyard in upstate New York. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 02 November 2016 05:52 AM

Rockefeller Center has chosen its Christmas tree for the 2016 holiday season to be cut from a backyard in Oneonta, New York.

In a tweet, Rockefeller Center showed the view from the top of the tree, which has not yet been felled.

 

 

 

The huge Norway Spruce will be cut down on Nov. 10 and installed at Rockefeller Center on Nov. 12, reported NBC4-NY.

Oneonta is southwest of Albany in upstate New York. The Rockefeller Center tree comes from the yard of Angie and Graig Eichler, according to The Daily Star.

The tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 LED Christmas lights and will be lit during a live broadcast of “Christmas in Rockefeller Center on Nov. 30.

The tree will remain on display until Jan. 7. Thousands of people come to New York City each year to see the tree, ice skaters, and other sights around Rockefeller Center.

After the huge tree is taken down, the lumber is usually milled for use by Habitat for Humanity, said NBC4-NY.

Last year’s tree also came from upstate New York, but previous trees have come from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and even Ohio, according to New York Upstate.

The tradition of a tree lighting in Rockefeller Center dates back to 1931, when the complex was being built during the Great Depression.

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