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WATCH: Rockefeller Center Tree Cut Down

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    The giant evergreen that will light up the Rockefeller Center plaza for this year's holiday season started its journey to New York City Wednesday. Rob Schmitt has more. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015)

    The giant evergreen that will light up the Rockefeller Center plaza for this year's holiday season started its journey to New York City Wednesday.

    The 78-foot Norway spruce was cut down from a home in Ulster County and hoisted on a trailer to make its way to the city.

    The 10-ton tree was cut down from the Gardiner property of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski. It was put on a 115-foot-long trailer to make the 80-mile journey to Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, where it will be erected on Friday.

    The tree will be illuminated for the first time on Dec. 2 in a ceremony that's been held since 1933.