What happens to the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree after the holiday is over?
– It’s shipped to a landfill in New Jersey.
– It becomes an artificial reef off Cape Cod.
– It becomes lumber for a Habitat for Humanity home.
– It’s chopped up and burned.
Although it doesn’t pay for the tree, Rockefeller Center does cover the costs for harvesting and transporting the tree to the Center. When the holidays are over, a mill turns the tree into lumber for use in the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home. The wood sports a “Rockefeller Center Tree” stamp as a way of commemorating the tree’s significance. The tree for 2017 is an 80-year-old, 75-foot-tall Norway spruce from State College, Pennsylvania. Source: AmNY.com