The giant evergreen that will light up the Rockefeller Center plaza for this year's holiday season started its journey to New York City Wednesday.
The 78-foot Norway spruce was cut down from a home in Ulster County and hoisted on a trailer to make its way to the city.
The 10-ton tree was cut down from the Gardiner property of Albert Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski. It was put on a 115-foot-long trailer to make the 80-mile journey to Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, where it will be erected on Friday.
The tree will be illuminated for the first time on Dec. 2 in a ceremony that's been held since 1933.