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Rockefeller Center Tree from Conn.

The star attraction at New York's Rockefeller Center this Christmas will be a 76-foot Norway spruce from Connecticut.

Crews planned to cut down the 10-ton tree Wednesday morning at the Easton home of schoolteacher Maria Corti.

The spruce will be hoisted by a crane onto a trailer and transported about 50 miles to New York City. The tree will be put into place at the center Thursday.

Last year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was a 72-foot-tall Norway spruce from Hamilton, N.J. The owners had used it as their first Christmas tree in 1931.


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