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Rockefeller Tree to Be Cut Down in Pennsylvania, Coming to NYC Friday

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    Rockefeller Tree to Be Cut Down in Pennsylvania, Coming to NYC Friday
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    Rockefeller Center transformed into a Winter Wonderland during the annual tree lighting ceremony in 2013.

    The tree that will usher in the holiday season at Rockefeller Center will come from a family home in the Keystone State this year.

    For the last few days, crews have been prepping the 85-foot-tall Norway spruce, currently sitting in a couple's yard in Danville, Pennsylvania, for the trip to New York. 

    The tree will be cut down Wednesday morning and hoisted onto a 115-foot-long trailer for the trip to Rockefeller Center.

    The tree is expected to arrive in midtown Friday morning, with "Today" show weather anchor Al Roker leading the way. It will be lit Dec. 3 and remain on display through the first week of 2015.

    Last year's tree, also a Norway spruce, was from Shelton, Connecticut.  

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