Rockefeller Center Tree Cut Down in Pennsylvania

An 85-foot Norway spruce that belonged to a central Pennsylvania family of "Christmas elves" will serve as Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree this year.

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An 85-foot, 13-ton Norway spruce, which will serve as Rockefeller tree this year, is cut down. (Photo by Mark Stehle/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)
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The 2014 Rockefeller tree is cut down in Hemlock Township, Pennsylvania. on Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Stehle/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)
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The tree came from the home of Dan Sigafoos and Rachel Drosdick-Sigafoos. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
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Workers cut down the 13-ton tree and a crane hoisted it onto a trailer Wednesday morning for the 155-mile journey to midtown Manhattan. (Photo by Mark Stehle/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)
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Once it's hoisted into place at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the tree will be decorated with more than 45,000 LED lights and a 9½-foot-wide Swarovski star. (Photo by Mark Stehle/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)
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Erik Pauze, the head gardener at Rockefeller Center, was driving on Interstate 80 several years ago when he spied the tree from the highway. (Photo by Mark Stehle/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)
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The annual tree-lighting event at Rockefeller Center attracts tens of thousands of people and is watched by millions more on television. (Photo by Mark Stehle/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)
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Local students attend the 2014 Rockefeller tree cutting. (Photo by Mark Stehle/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)
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Dan Sigafoos, left, and Rachel Drosdick-Sigafoos, donors of the 2014 Rockefeller tree, attend the tree cutting. (Photo by Mark Stehle/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)
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After Christmas, the tree will return to Pennsylvania and its wood will be used to build homes for Habitat for Humanity, Drosdick-Sigafoos said. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
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