Rockefeller Center Christmas tree cut in upstate New York

A 94-foot Norway spruce that will serve as the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is lifted from a backyard to a truck on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Oneonta, N.Y. The spruce is due to arrive Saturday in Manhattan, about 140 miles away. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
A 94-foot Norway spruce that will serve as the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is lifted from a backyard to a truck on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Oneonta, N.Y. The spruce is due to arrive Saturday in Manhattan, about 140 miles away. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) — This year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is beginning its journey from upstate New York to Manhattan.

The 94-foot Norway spruce in Oneonta was cut down Thursday morning and loaded on a truck. The spruce will make the 140-mile trip to Manhattan and is expected to arrive Saturday.

The tree’s 50,000 lights will be switched on during a live television broadcast Nov. 30.

The tree was on the property of Angie and Graig Eichler.

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