Rock­e­feller Cen­ter tree com­ing from Oneonta

Last year’s from Gar­diner

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Staff and wire re­ports

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.

TA­NIA BARRICKLO — DAILY FREE­MAN FILE

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.

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