Norway spruce from Gardiner to be the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

rc-tree-HZT+The most famous Christmas tree in the world — the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City — will come from Gardiner this year.

Drivers on Route 44/55 this past week have been puzzled by the sight of a State Police trooper guarding the trussed-up, 78-foot-tall, ten-ton Norway Spruce in the front yard of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski at 2832 Route 44/55 in Gardiner.
But now the word is out: The tree will be cut down on Wednesday, November 4 at 10 a.m. It will be hoisted onto a flatbed truck and taken from Gardiner to Manhattan to be erected at Rockefeller Center on Friday, November 6.

More details will follow in next week’s New Paltz Times.

The official tree-lighting with all the associated festivities will be held on Wednesday, December 2.

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