Pennsylvania tree to adorn Rockefeller Center for Christmas

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 9, 2017 9:07 AM

FILE PHOTO: The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree stands lit, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images)

(State College) --- It will soon look a lot like Christmas in New York City thanks to a tree from Centre County.

Workers today will cut down a 75-foot Norway Spruce at the State College home of Jason Perrin that was chosen as the 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

The tree, which weighs between 12 and 13 tons, will be hoisted onto a trailer and arrive Saturday in New York City.

There it will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and topped with a Swarovski star.

It is the 86th tree to adorn the plaza and the third from the commonwealth.

The tree will be illuminated on November 29th and remain on display until January 7th.

It will then be recycled and donated to Habitat for Humanity to be transformed into lumber for building homes.

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