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Tall tree in New York

It would take about a dozen trees this size to reach the height of the building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

 

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Workers install the new Rockefeller Center Christmas tree November 12, 2010 in New York City. Veteran FDNY firefighter Peter Acton, who worked at Ground Zero, donated the 12-ton, 74-foot Norway spruce which was cut down at his Mahopac, New York home.

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Stephanie Actton, left, her husband Peter Acton, third left, and son Seamus, second left, age 11, watch as their daughter Fiona, age 7, hammers in the stake at the bottom of the 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. The 74-foot Norway Spruce was cut from the Acton's yard in Mahopac, N.Y.

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Men work on untying the branches of the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York, New York, USA, on 12 November 2010. The 74-foot tall, 12 ton tree was lifted in position today and will be decorated over the next few weeks before the official lighting ceremony on 30 November 2010.

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Workers install the new Rockefeller Center Christmas tree November 12, 2010 in New York City. Veteran FDNY firefighter Peter Acton, who worked at Ground Zero, donated the 12-ton, 74-foot Norway spruce which was cut down at his Mahopac, New York home.