The 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has officially been chosen

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This Norway Spruce tree, donated from Oneonta, will be the 2020 Rockefeller Christmas Tree. Photo credit Rockefeller Center

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be heading to Midtown from Oneonta this year.

The 75-foot, 11-ton Norway Spruce will be cut down on Thursday, hoisted by crane and delivered to 30 Rockefeller Center on a 115-foot trailer.

Rockefeller Center said the tree should be delivered on Saturday.

The tree is being donated by Daddy Al’s General Store in Oneonta.

The New York State Police tweeted out that many of the branches from the tree have already been secured.

“It’s been unseasonably warm this week but Troop C is in the Christmas spirit,” the police department wrote.

Upon the tree’s arrival, there will be no public access to watch the tree be set up and decorated due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Rockefeller Center plans to release details on how to see the tree in the coming days.

The tree will be displayed between West 49th and 50th streets and Fifth and Sixth avenues.

Details about the 88th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting will be announced soon.

Each year, thousands of tourists and locals flock to the area to see the holiday display, however, it’s believed some things will be scaled back this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to persist in New York.

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