77-Foot Norway Spruce Tree Installed In NYC’s Rockefeller Center
Joseph AdeyinkaPublished on
It’s beginning to appear like the Christmas.
Likewise, the holiday spirit has started hovering New York City. A giant Christmas at the Rockefeller Center has been officially installed.
The 23.5 meters, an equivalent of 77-foot Norway Spruce tree journeyed from Florida, New York to New York City. Placed over the weekend, the location is planned to anchor Rockefeller Center’s upcoming festivals.
The large tree was lifted into the air by a crane, after traveling a 60-mile trip through a flatbed truck before being placed into its position.
The 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree – a 77-foot tall Norway Spruce has been officially installed over the weekend
The 23.5 meters, an equivalent of 77-foot Norway Spruce tree journeyed from Florida, New York to New York City
The tree was originally bought as a sapling in 1959 – 60 years ago
The large tree was lifted into the air by a crane, after traveling a 60-mile trip through a flatbed truck
Hundreds of onlookers watched as a crane lifted the tree into the air
Also prepared to be decorated with over 50,000 lights strung on five miles of wire, a Swarovski star will cap off the huge tree decoration on November 13th.
Titled ‘The 87th Christmas Tree’ its lighting ceremony will be aired December 4th on NBC. Nevertheless, the 12-ton tree was bought by Carol Schultz as a tree 60 years ago (1959). Carol kept it on a table after which she planted it in her front yard after the Christmas celebration.
The tree was lifted onto a platform in Rockefeller Center’s traditional spot
Workers were working together to freeing a cable that was used to hoist the tree
Carol Schultz, the donor of the 77-foot tall tree was given the honor of pounding a spike into the base of the tree
Schultz had visited the Rockefeller Center’s website and had entered the tree into the selection pool in 2010, but never got feedback
Carol Schultz with her family in front of the tree that she donated
Companion, Richard O’Donnell, and Schultz had equally visited the Rockefeller Center’s website and had entered the tree into the selection pool in 2010, but never got feedback.
Fortunately, Erik Pauze, the Rockefeller Center Head Gardener, while driving through Florida in the spring came across Schultz’s sapling in her yard.
He told New York Post: ‘I came across this tree and I went on to knock on her door. She revealed she had sent it in and I said ‘Wow, that’s awesome because it has to go to Rockefeller Center.’
The 77-foot-tall tree prepared to be chopped down from Schultz’s yard
Schultz hugging the tree before it was chopped down on Thursday
Prepared to be decorated with over 50,000 lights strung on five miles of wire
Its lighting ceremony will be aired December 4th on NBC
He added that Schultz’s tree was a perfect fit for all the requirements, including its ‘Nice Christmas shape’.
The volunteered tree was, however, chopped down on a Thursday, lifted by a crane onto a flatbed truck before embarking on its trip to New York City.