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This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree comes from Elkton couple's backyard

Don't worry. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will look normal
Posted at 1:30 PM, Nov 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-11 14:57:55-05

ELKTON, Md. — For the first time in its nearly 90-year history, New York's Rockefeller Center will be lit up by a Christmas tree grown in Maryland.

The 12-ton, 79-foot-tall Norway Spruce was discovered in an Elkton couple's backyard.

Devon and Julie Price were amazed when they received a knock at their door from someone interested in their tree.

It was Erik Pauze. Each year he conducts a nationwide search for the perfect tree to overlook Rockefeller Center.

After the visit, the Price's agreed to donate the tree which is estimated to be around 85 to 90-years-old.

“We never considered that our tree would be the one on display for the world to see at Rockefeller Center,” said Devon “It truly is quite the honor.”

The tree is set to be cut down on Veterans Day and delivered to Rockefeller Center by November 13.

The annual tree lighting ceremony will be held December 1.