Rockefeller Center tree coming from Oneonta
Last year’s from Gardiner
Last year's 68-foot Norway spruce (pictured) came from the Ulster County town of Gardiner.
ONEONTA >> A 94-foot Norway spruce from Otsego County soon will make a splash on the international stage.
Organizers say this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be cut down on Nov. 10 at the Oneonta home of Angie and Graig Eichler.
The future tourist magnet will arrive in Manhattan on Nov. 12 and begin a round of intensive wardrobe fittings. The tree’s 50,000 lights will be switched on during a live television broadcast on Nov. 30.
Last year’s Rockefeller Center tree, a 68-foot Norway spruce, came from the Gardiner property of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski.
Lumber from that tree later was used for a Habitat for Humanity home in Newburgh.
Last year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lowered onto a flatbed truck in Gardiner after being cut down at the home of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski.