78-foot tree hoisted into place at Rockefeller Center

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78-foot tree hoisted into place at Rockefeller Center
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TISHMAN SPEYER - 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree cutting at the home of (left to right) Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski on Nov. 4, 2015 in Gardiner, NY. (Gabe Palacio/AP Images for Tishman Speyer)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TISHMAN SPEYER - 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Cutting at the home of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski on Nov. 4, 2015 in Gardiner, NY. The family sits in the far right corner watching the tree come down. (Gabe Palacio/AP Images for Tishman Speyer)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TISHMAN SPEYER - 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree cutting at the home of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski on Nov. 4, 2015 in Gardiner, NY. Family sits in front of tree before the cutting. (l-r, top row) Sean Asendorf, Jeremy Asendorf, (second row) Nancy Puchalski, Heather Jones, Andrea Asendorf, Kelly Puchalski, Albert Asendorf, (Front row ) Abigail Asendorf, Sean Asendorf, Gertrud Asendorf, Briana Hoffnagle. (Gabe Palacio/AP Images for Tishman Speyer)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Workers prepare the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree as it is placed onto its platform on November 6, 2015 in New York City. The 78-foot tall, 47-foot in diameter, 10-ton Norway Spruce was donated by the Asendorf and Puchalski family from Gardiner, New York. The lighting ceremony, the unofficial start of the holiday season, will be Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is placed onto its platform on November 6, 2015 in New York City. The 78-foot tall, 47-foot in diameter, 10-ton Norway Spruce was donated by the Asendorf and Puchalski family from Gardiner, New York. The lighting ceremony, the unofficial start of the holiday season, will be Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is placed onto its platform on November 6, 2015 in New York City. The 78-foot tall, 47-foot in diameter, 10-ton Norway Spruce was donated by the Asendorf and Puchalski family from Gardiner, New York. The lighting ceremony, the unofficial start of the holiday season, will be Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is placed onto its platform on November 6, 2015 in New York City. The 78-foot tall, 47-foot in diameter, 10-ton Norway Spruce was donated by the Asendorf and Puchalski family from Gardiner, New York. The lighting ceremony, the unofficial start of the holiday season, will be Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: People watch and take pictures as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is placed onto its platform on November 6, 2015 in New York City. The 78-foot tall, 47-foot in diameter, 10-ton Norway Spruce was donated by the Asendorf and Puchalski family from Gardiner, New York. The lighting ceremony, the unofficial start of the holiday season, will be Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: People watch from a window as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is placed onto its platform on November 6, 2015 in New York City. The 78-foot tall, 47-foot in diameter, 10-ton Norway Spruce was donated by the Asendorf and Puchalski family from Gardiner, New York. The lighting ceremony, the unofficial start of the holiday season, will be Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The 78-foot(24m) tall Rockefeller Center Christmas tree from Gardiner, New York, is put into place by a crane in Rockefeller Plaza November 6, 2015 in New York. The Norway Spruce is 78 feet(24m) tall and 47 feet(14m) wide, and sets a new record for the highest tree ever be placed on Rockefeller Plaza for the holiday season. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Norway Spruce at least 75 feet high, from Gardiner, N.Y., draws attention after being placed in its new location as the 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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NEW YORK (AP) — A 78-foot Norway spruce from New York's Hudson Valley has been installed at Rockefeller Center for the Christmas season.

The 10-ton tree was hoisted into place Friday. It will be illuminated on Dec. 2.

The tree was cut down from the property of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski in Gardiner, New York. It was put on a trailer for the 80-mile trip to midtown Manhattan.

The annual tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center attracts tens of thousands of spectators and is watched by millions more on television.

After the holidays, the tree will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity.

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