Thursday, November 15, 2012
Joe Balku, who donated the tree, drives a stake into the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree before workers stood it up on November 14, 2012 in New York City. The tree, an 80-year old Norway Spruce, was donated Balku of Flanders, New Jersey. It weighs approximately 10 tons, measures 80 feet tall and is 50 feet in diameter. The official tree-lighting ceremony will be Wednesday, November 28.
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