A New Jersey tree that stands 82 feet tall was picked as Rockefeller’s Christmas Tree. The tree is from Flanders, NJ and belonged to Joseph Balku, 72 years-old. Click below for more of the story.

Melissa Nash

An 82-foot-tall Norway Spruce picked to grace Rockefeller Center this holiday season survived the deadly winds of Hurricane Sandy that felled trees all around it.
The owner of the piney perennial from Flanders, N.J., predicted it will serve more than just a Christmas tradition — Joe Balku said it will be “a powerful symbol of the region’s strength in this time of crisis.”

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