2. How Tall is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree?
This year, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is 77 feet tall and 46 feet in diameter, weighing about 14 tons. This makes it slightly larger than the 2018 tree, but it’s not the largest tree in history. That honor happened in 1999, with a tree from Killingworth, Connecticut which was 100 feet tall. The tree this year, like last year’s, is a Norway Spruce and comes from Florida, New York.
This year’s tree was donated by Carol Schultz. Head gardener at Rockefeller Center Erik Pauzé spotted the top of the tree while out scouting. When he knocked on Schultz’s door, he learned she had submitted her tree for consideration years prior. a nice full tree. Pauze is constantly on the look out for “a nice full tree. Something that’s going to look great in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.”