The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stands illuminated following the 90th annual lighting ceremony, on Nov. 30, 2022, in New York.The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stands illuminated following the 90th annual lighting ceremony, on Nov. 30, 2022, in New York.The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is coming to town. The Center has picked the huge tree that, per tradition, it will display in its plaza this year in New York City.
The tree is coming from Vestal, N.Y., is 80 to 85 years old, weighs 12 tons and is about 80 feet tall and 43 feet wide. It will land at Rockefeller Center Plaza on Nov. 11, accompanied by a ceremony with book readings, letters to Santa and ornament making.
Erik Pauze has chosen the tree for the past 30 years. As the head gardener at the Rockefeller Center, he is responsible for finding the tree, feeding and watering it, trimming it, measuring it and transporting it, a sometimes monthslong process.This year’s Tree is from Vestal, New York, weighs in at about 12 tons, and stands 80 feet tall. The Tree will arrive on Center Plaza Saturday, November 11. Follow along for more updates right here. headtopics.com
“What I look for is a tree you would want in your living room, but on a grander scale. It’s got that nice, perfect shape all around,” he said.”And most of all, it’s gotta look good for those kids who turn the corner at 30 Rock; it needs to instantly put a huge smile on their faces. It needs to evoke that feeling of happiness.”are Norway spruces, which are good because of their size and sturdiness, Pauze said.