Rockefeller Christmas Tree Will Arrive in Plaza Friday

Mammoth spruce to be cut down in Pennsylvania tomorrow.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011  |  Updated 6:36 AM EDT
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The 74-foot tall Norway spruce chosen to grace the plaza as this year’s iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be cut down tomorrow from its home in Pennsylvania.

The 10-ton tree, donated by the Keller family, will be brought into Manhattan by flatbed truck and erected at Rockefeller Center on Friday. (No doubt Al Roker will escort it as usual.)

The mammoth tree is 46-feet wide and about 75 years old. Crews will string 30,000 multi-colored bulb on five miles of wire on its branches ahead of the much-anticipated lighting ceremony on November 30.

And, as usual, it will be topped with a 25,000-crystal Swarovski star.

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