Penn­syl­va­nia tree to adorn Rock­e­feller Cen­ter for Christ­mas

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - KICK OFF -

STATE COL­LEGE, Pa. — It will soon look a lot like Christ­mas in New York City thanks to a tree from Penn­syl­va­nia.

Work­ers on Thurs­day cut down a 75-foot Nor­way Spruce at the State Col­lege home of Ja­son Per­rin that was cho­sen as the 2017 Rock­e­feller Cen­ter Christ­mas tree.

The tree weighs be­tween 12 and 13 tons. It was hoisted onto a trailer and ex­pected to ar­rive in New York on Satur­day. There it will be dec­o­rated with more than 50,000 lights and topped with a Swarovski star.

It is the 85th tree to adorn the plaza and the third from Penn­syl­va­nia.

The tree will be il­lu­mi­nated Nov. 29 and re­main on dis­play un­til Jan. 7. It will then be do­nated to Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity to be trans­formed into lum­ber for build­ing homes.

Abby Drey / TNS

The Nor­way Spruce from Pike­view Road is care­fully lifted by a crane af­ter be­ing cut to be low­ered onto a truck to go to Rock­e­feller Cen­ter in New York City on Thurs­day.

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