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10-Ton Norway Spruce Becomes Rockefeller Center's Christmas Tree
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: People watch as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is raised into position on November 14, 2012 in New York City. The tree, an 80-year old Norway Spruce, was donated by Joe Balku of Flanders, New Jersey. It weighs approximately 10 tons, measures 80 feet tall and is 50 feet in diameter. The official tree-lighting ceremony will be Wednesday, November 28. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Rockefeller Christmas tree arrives

November 15, 2012

The traditional Christmas tree that towers over Rockefeller Center in New York City arrived on November 14, much to the entertainment of dozens of onlookers. The 80-foot Norway Spruce almost didn't make it, as it was located on a New Jersey property directly in the path of Superstorm Sandy.