Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree coming from Pa.

November 9, 2011 - 1:50 PM
Tree Cutting of the 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photograph taken by AP Images for Rockefeller Center, the 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was cut down this morning in Mifflinville, Pa. Wednesday, November 9, 2011. It is a 74-foot-high Norway Spruce from the yard of the Keller family. (Mark Stehle/AP Images for Rockefeller Center)

MIFFLINVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A small-town spruce from rural northeastern Pennsylvania is heading to the big city.

A 74-foot Norway Spruce on Wednesday started its journey to New York City, where it will stand in Rockefeller Center through the holidays.

The tree is coming from the Keller family's property in Mifflinville, Pa.

The enormous evergreen was cut down Wednesday and hoisted by a crane onto a flatbed trailer for its three-hour trip to New York. The tree is scheduled to arrive in Manhattan on Friday and be put up in the plaza overlooking the ice rink.

The lighting ceremony is scheduled for November 30.