FLORIDA, N.Y. — A Norway spruce that years ago was displayed on its owner’s coffee table will soon rise in a much grander setting: the middle of Rockefeller Center.
Carol Schultz bought the sapling for the 1959 Christmas season. After displaying it in her home in the village of Florida, New York, she planted it in her front yard.
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Today the 2019 #RockefellerCenter Christmas Tree begins its journey to the Plaza! Hailing from the Village of Florida in Orange County, NY, the 77 foot Norway spruce will arrive at Rockefeller Center this Saturday, November 9, where it will remain throughout the holiday season.
In 2010, Schultz and her companion Richard O’Donnell went on Rockefeller Center’s website and made the 14-ton tree’s bid for stardom.
Earlier this year, they learned it had been chosen.
It was cut on Thursday and lifted by crane onto a flatbed truck.
It will arrive on Saturday at Rockefeller Center, where it will be hoisted and surrounded by scaffolding for the decoration process.
The lighting ceremony is on Dec. 4.