Nov 8, 2013
08:03 AMThe Connecticut Story
Holiday Tree Going Up at Rockefeller Center Comes From Shelton
Arnold Gold/New Haven Register
A crew ties up the branches Oct. 30 of an 80-foot Norway spruce on Kazo Drive in Shelton in preparation for its trip to Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Here's the tweet Rockefeller Center posted earlier this morning:
The 80-foot Norway spruce comes from Shelton, Conn., which is sending Rockefeller center its tree for the second time in six years.
Mayor Mark Lauretti says furnishing Rockefeller Center with a tree is a big deal for Shelton, which calls itself “the best affordable suburb in Connecticut,” according to an Associated Press story published by the New Haven Register.
The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 4. The tree will remain on display until Jan. 7, the AP story said, adding that Rockefeller Center has displayed Christmas trees since 1931.