New Yorkers Can Thank New Jersey For Their Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree… Again

by Donald Hanson • December 23, 2012 • HolidayComments (0)2790


Every year, the position of the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is filled by a tree from the surrounding areas. This year’s tree hails from Flanders NJ, a community located in Mount Olive Township. It is a common occurrence for the tree to come from New Jersey, happening 5 of the 12 years since 2001 :

Year Original Location Tree Type Height
2012 Flanders, NJ[14] Norway spruce 80 ft
2011 Mifflinville, PA Norway spruce 74 ft
2010 Mahopac, NY[15] Norway spruce 74 ft
2009 Easton, CT[16] Norway spruce 76 ft
2008 Hamilton, NJ[17] Norway spruce 72 ft
2007 Shelton, CT[18] Norway spruce 84 ft
2006 Ridgefield, CT[19] Norway spruce 88 ft
2005 Wayne, NJ[20] Norway spruce 74 ft
2004 Suffern, NY[21] Norway spruce 71 ft
2003 Manchester, CT[21] Norway spruce 79 ft
2002 Bloomsbury, NJ[22] Norway spruce 76 ft
2001 Wayne, NJ Norway spruce 81ft


The tree remains lit until January 6th.

Chart credit : Wikipedia

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