Rockefeller Center Christmas tree cut in upstate New York
This year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas has begun its journey from upstate New York to Manhattan.
The 94-foot Norway spruce in Oneonta was cut down Thursday morning and loaded on a truck. The spruce will make the 140mile trip to Manhattan and is expected to arrive Saturday.
The tree’s 50,000 lights will be switched on during a live television broadcast Nov. 30.
The tree was on the property of Angie and Graig Eichler.
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.
A 94-foot Norway spruce that will serve as the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is loaded on a truck on Thursday in Oneonta.