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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is chopped down in State College

| Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, is moved to a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, is moved to a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, is moved to a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, is moved to a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
The Penguins' Justin Schultz (right) celebrates his goal with Evgeni Malkin during the first period against the Coyotes on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
The Penguins' Justin Schultz (right) celebrates his goal with Evgeni Malkin during the first period against the Coyotes on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, is loaded onto a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, is loaded onto a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, guided onto a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, guided onto a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A crane stands beside this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, as it is prepared to be cut down in the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree was loaded onto a flatbed truck and is en route to to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The tree will be put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A crane stands beside this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, as it is prepared to be cut down in the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree was loaded onto a flatbed truck and is en route to to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The tree will be put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Neighbors watch as this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, is moved to a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Neighbors watch as this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall, 50-foot in diameter, Norway Spruce, weighing more than 12 tons, is moved to a flatbed truck after being cut from the yard of Jason Perrin in State College, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. The tree will be driven to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, and put in place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m to 11a.m. in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — It will soon look a lot like Christmas in New York City thanks to a tree from Pennsylvania.

Workers on Thursday cut down a 75-foot Norway Spruce at the State College home of Jason Perrin that was chosen as the 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

The tree weighs between 12 and 13 tons. It was hoisted onto a trailer and expected to arrive in New York on Saturday. There it will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and topped with a Swarovski star.

It is the 85th tree to adorn the plaza and the third from Pennsylvania.

The tree will be illuminated Nov. 29 and remain on display until Jan. 7. It will then be donated to Habitat for Humanity to be transformed into lumber for building homes.

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