Richmond Times-Dispatch

Christmas tree is cut for Rockefelle­r Center


ONEONTA, N.Y. — The 75-foot Norway spruce that will anchor New York City’s holiday festivitie­s as the Rockefelle­r Center Christmas tree was cut down in upstate New York on Thursday and will soon be headed to Manhattan.

The tree was donated by Al Dick of Daddy Al’s General Store in Oneonta, developer Tishman Speyer said in a release. It will be trucked to New York and erected at Rockefelle­r Center on Saturday.

Details about the treelighti­ng ceremony will be released in the coming days, the developers said.

“This year, we just feel the tree is vital,” Tishman Speyer CEO Rob Speyer said, alluding to the coronaviru­s pandemic, which has forced the cancellati­on of other holiday traditions like the Radio City Christmas Spectacula­r.

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