Paula Dick Donated the 75-Tall Norway Spruce that Stood in Her Front Yard, as This Year’s Center Piece for New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

November 15, 2020
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I didn’t realize that a tree that was in my yard just not too long ago would bring joy to so many people.

  • “A lot of people need a lot of hope this year ’cause of the Covid-19, and we were more than honored to donate it. And hopefully we bring some joy into some people’s lives this season.” Paula Dick who lives in Oneonta, NY., roughly 170 miles from NYC.
  • The tree made its 3 hour journey to New York City this weekend in preparation for the holidays – The tree had an NYPD escort.
  • More than 5 miles of lights will bright the tree on December 2nd, 2020 for the official lighting.
  • The star at the top of the tree weights 900lbs!
  • Why It Matters: The Rockefeller Christmas tree dates back to the 1930s. Rockefeller Center says workers first made the effort to bring a Christmas tree to life in 1931 – but the property made it official in 1933. This American tradition continues despite the COVID-19 pandemic, as New York State considers more restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.

by Jenna Lee,