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“All summer long he and his team took care of it, dead wooded it and fed it every couple of weeks ... about early September he said, “This is the one."”

Maryland resident Devon Price on his 79-foot Norway spruce selected as the Rockefeller Christmas tree.

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nov 14, 2021

  • Devon and Julie Price owned the property where the approximately 85-year-old tree lived. Although they described emotion watching the tree being cut down, they also said concern had grown about the tree falling down during a storm: “It’s sad but it’s going to be a good thing. It’s going to make a lot of people happy for the holidays.” - Julie Price
  • The Rockefeller Center gardener stumbled upon the tree, during a spring trip. This is the first Rockefeller Center tree coming from Maryland.
  • Why It Matters: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition dates back more than 80 years, and the Rockefeller tree is often known as one of the most famous Christmas trees in the world!

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