78-foot tree hoisted into place at Rockefeller Center

A Norway Spruce at least 75 feet high, from Gardiner, N.Y., draws attention after being placed in its new location as the 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Nov. 6, 2015 (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

A 78-foot Norway spruce from New York's Hudson Valley has been installed at Rockefeller Center for the Christmas season.

The 10-ton tree was hoisted into place Friday. It will be illuminated on Dec. 2.

The tree was cut down from the property of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski in Gardiner, New York. It was put on a trailer for the 80-mile trip to midtown Manhattan.

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

After the holidays, the tree will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity.

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