November 12 2022 MANHATTAN, New York – Rockefeller Christmas Tree has arrived in NYC!
82-foot tall Norway Spruce tree began its journey to New York City in on Thursday, after being cut from its home in Queensbury. Tree traveled 200 miles to NYC.
The 50-foot wide, 14-ton Rockefeller Christmas tree was brought down from Queensbury early this morning, on a flatbed truck, to Rockefeller Center where it will be erected this Saturday morning.
“It’s a surreal experience, one day it’s standing the next it’s on the road” – Neil Liebowitz shares his experience of how he donated the Christmas tree to Rockefeller Center “Would you like the real story? It’s always good to tell the truth”
“When we left the property, the fire department set up a ladder truck and they had a flag, so we drove by the flag and we got a nice escorts by state troopers and fire department, the sheriff’s department, we had a lot of fun getting on the northway, ” – Head Gardner for Rockefeller Center, Erik Pauze, shares how the tree was transferred.
Just around midday on Saturday, Ceremonial Tree Spike was driven into stump, as Rockefeller Christmas Tree lifted into its annual seasonal position along 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.