75-foot spruce to be Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

  • This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 11-ton Norway Spruce, is craned onto a flatbed truck, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Oneonta, N.Y. The tree will be brought into New York City and erected at Rockefeller Center on Saturday, Nov. 14. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer) Diane Bondareff

  • Workers cut down the 11-ton spruce Thursday in Oneonta, N.Y. AP PHOTO

  • This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall Norway Spruce, is guided onto a flatbed truck, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Oneonta, N.Y. The tree will be brought into New York City and erected at Rockefeller Center on Saturday, Nov. 14. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer) Diane Bondareff

Published: 11/12/2020 8:11:53 PM

ONEONTA, N.Y. — The 75-footNorway 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 City and erected at Rockefeller Center on Saturday.

Details about the tree-lighting 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 that has forced the cancellation of other holiday traditions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Speyer said the company is “particularly proud to continue the joyous tradition this year.”




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