Questions and Answers

FAQs on The Tree


The Tree
🌲 Who helped in erecting the first tree at Rockefeller Center?
🌲 What type of tree is chosen each year for The Tree?
🌲 What is the minimum height for The Tree?
🌲 What is the minimum width for The Tree?
🌲 What is the maximum height for The Tree?
🌲 What is the average weight of The Tree that is selected?
🌲 Why isn’t The Tree planted instead of using new trees each year?
🌲 How old is The Tree that is picked for the celebration?
🌲 How does The Tree keep standing without tipping for several months?
🌲 When does The Tree come down for the ceremony?
🌲 When does The Tree come down for recycling?


The Ceremony
🌲 Has The Tree for any ceremony in the past reached triple digits?
🌲 What time is The Tree lit during the annual ceremony?
🌲 Does the The Tree remain illuminated all the time after the ceremony each year?
🌲 Has The Tree for any ceremony in the past reached triple digits?
🌲 When does The Tree arrive at Rockefeller Plaza?
🌲 When does The Tree depart from Rockefeller Plaza?
🌲 How can I get to ceremony for The Tree from my location?


The Star
🌲 What type of star does The Tree have on its top?
🌲 How does the star get affixed on top of The Tree each year?
🌲 How much does the star weight that is affixed to The Tree?
🌲 What is the depth of the star used on The Tree?
🌲 What is the value of the star used on The Tree?


The Performers
🌲 When will the performers be announced for The Tree lighting?


The Secrets
🌲 Where does some of the carpets for The Tree lighting come from?
🌲 Who heads up the selection of The Tree each year?
🌲 Who heads up the decorating of The Tree each year?


Miscellaneous
🌲 Can I reprint Tree Facts from the FAQ and other pages of on TheTreeNYC.org?

About the Author

After years of writing about the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on my Hackintosh and HackBook, I have evolved into the persona of The Tree Guy and I'll be here at least once a day to update you on the never-ending search for the perfect tree.