Rockefeller X-Mas Tree to Come From Sandy-Ravaged Town

The 80th Christmas tree lighting will take place on Nov. 28.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012  |  Updated 11:04 AM EDT
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Rockefeller X-Mas Tree to Come From Sandy-Ravaged Town

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Workers on Tuesday are preparing to cut down a tree in New Jersey that will become the Christmas tree in New York's Rockefeller Center.
 
The 80-foot Norway spruce weighs 10 tons and is 50 feet in diameter. It has been growing on the Mount Olive property owned by Joseph Balku in Morris County.

  The tree will be loaded on a flatbed truck and erected at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday. Workers will string 45,000 lights on the branches.
 
The 80th Christmas tree lighting will take place on Nov. 28.

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