Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to arrive in New York City this week

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GARDINER, N.Y.— The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been selected and is coming to the Big Apple this week, according to the Times Herald Record.

A 78-foot Norway spruce from Gardiner, New York, has been selected to light up Midtown this holiday season and become the city’s main Christmas attraction.

The 80-year-old tree which weighs approximately 10 tons has been wrapped in netting and is planned to be cut down in a ceremony on Wednesday.

According to the Record a state trooper has been placed on on Route 44-55, since the tree has now become local tourist attraction.

It has not been released when the tree will officially arrive, however it will be lit up for everyone to see on December 2 at the annual tree lighting ceremony.