Rockefeller Christmas tree lands in New York City

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Yesterday in downtown NY on Ropeller Plaza was installed the main Christmas tree of the American metropolis.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York City.

The gardener at Rockefeller Center spotted the Norway Spruce tree seven years ago. talk about early Christmas shopping.

The 80-year-old softwood towered over school superintendent Jason Perrin's backyard until it was cut down on Thursday.

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This year's tree will be the plaza's 86th Christmas tree.

"I have to be honest, when Eric first knocked on my door, I didn't believe him", Perrin said of the moment he met Pauze in 2010. It's 75 feet (23 metres) and weighs between 12 and 13 tons. Now in a week the tree will be wearing a garland of 50 thousand colorful lanterns and Christmas star three-meter diameter with crystals from Swarovski. The tree will be illuminated November 29 and remain on display until January 7.

After that, the tree will be donated to the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity to be used as lumber for home building, according to event's webpage.

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