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, 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.