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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up in NYC

Workers install the new Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Workers install the new Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on Nov. 12, 2010, in Manhattan. Veteran FDNY firefighter Peter Acton, who worked at Ground Zero, donated the 12-ton, 74-foot Norway spruce, which was cut down at his upstate Mahopac home. (Nov. 12, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

A 75-year-old, 74-foot-tall Norway spruce from upstate Mahopac has been hoisted into position at the foot of the famed ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center.

The 12-ton tree was donated by New York City firefighter Peter Acton and his wife, Stephanie. It will be lit during the traditional televised lighting ceremony on Nov. 30.

If you have a Norway spruce that's at least 65 feet tall and 34 feet in diameter, and you'd like it to be considered for next year's ice-rink centerpiece, send a picture of it with a person standing beside it to Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10111.

If selected, you won't be paid for the tree, but if you were considering having it removed anyway, just think of all the money you'd save having them cut it down and haul it away for you.

Not to mention the 15 minutes of fame.


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