Bay Crane Helps Rockefeller Christmas Tree Make Journey to New York

The iconic NYC Christmas tree has been chosen! And now it’s en route to the city that never sleeps.

Every year, one lucky tree gets plucked from obscurity and gets its time to (literally) shine as the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in NYC.  Workers cut down the 85-foot-tell, 13-ton Norway Spruce and Bay Crane hoisted it onto a trailer Wednesday morning for the 155-mile journey to midtown Manhattan. It’ll be illuminated for the first time on Dec. 3 in a ceremony that’s been held since 1933.

The perfect specimen was found in Danville, P.A., at the home of Dan Sigafoos and Rachel Drosdick-Sigafoos. 
The spruce will begin its ascent to greatness today, when it was cut down at 9:30 a.m. 

Once it arrives in New York, the 90 year old spruce will be hoisted into place at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the tree will be decorated with more than 45,000 LED lights and a 9½-foot-wide Swarovski star.

The annual tree-lighting event at Rockefeller Center attracts tens of thousands of people and is watched by millions more on television.

According to Drosdick-Sigafoos, after Christmas, the tree will return to Pennsylvania and its wood will be used to build homes for Habitat for Humanity.

Check out the Rockefeller Christmas Trees through the years: http://www.amny.com/lifestyle/rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-through-the-years-1.9587813

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