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A crane lifted a 76-foot tall Norway Spruce from Connecticut onto its pedestal in Rockefeller Center Friday to become the ...
2013 Rockefeller Christmas tree. (Nov. 8)
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Shotlist :AP Television News - AP Television News Clients Only November 08, 2013 - New York 1. Wide, tree being lifted into the air by a crane2. Soundbite (English) : Eric Pauze, Head Gardener Rockefeller Center :" It had the perfect shape and it was nice and full and you couldn't see the sun through it. It was nice all the way to the ground. And it had a nice Christmas tree shape. We are going to put 40-thousand lights on it. five-miles of wire, and when we light the tree everybody will be happy."3. Wide, man climbing around inside the tree4. Close, man working to unwrap the limbs of the tree5. Wide, worker drilling into the base of the tree trunk6. Close, drilling going into the base of the tree trunk7. Soundbite (English) : John Vargoshe (var- go-she), tree owner :" The tree has been in front of our house ever since I bought it in 1992. It's been a great land mark for our family to tell people where our house is coming down the street."8. Close, pan tree from tip to base9. Close, spike being hammered into the base of the tree trunk10. Wide, John Vargoshe hammering the spike into the tree trunk11. Close, spike being hammered into the base of the tree trunk12. Wide, Vargoshe sons hammering spike into the base of the tree trunk13. Soundbite (English) : John Vargoshe (var- go-she), tree owner :" We just thought it was time. The kids are of the right age, and it was a just a great shaped tree so we gave it a shot and submitted it."14. Wide, sped up video of tree going up in Rockefeller Center15. Soundbite (English) : Louise Vargoshe, tree owner :" I actually did cry. I didn't think I would. It's a tree, but there is a lot of memories tied up with the boys. You know baby swings, and baseballs tethered from it and frisbees thrown in it. So it was pretty emotional." 16. Wide, sped up video of tree going up in Rockefeller CenterStoryline :A crane lifted a 76-foot tall Norway Spruce from Connecticut onto its pedestal in Rockefeller Center Friday. The tree will eventually become the 2013 Rockefeller Christmas tree. (Nov. 8)The Norway Spruce was donated by the Vargoshe family from Shelton, Connecticut who has owned it since 1992. The tree stood in their front yard acting as a land mark for people who came to visit.Eric Pauze, the Rockefeller Center Head Gardener said the tree will be outfitted with 40-thousand lights and five-miles of wire."When we light the tree everybody will be happy," Pauze said.Cutting the tree down was full of emotion, according to John and Louise Vargoshe, who raised two boys around the tree." I actually did cry. I didn't think I would. It's a tree, but there is a lot of memories tied up with the boys. You know baby swings, and baseballs tethered from it and frisbees thrown in it. So it was pretty emotional," Louise Vargoshe said."We just thought it was its time. It was getting fairly large, you know seventy- six, seventy-eight-foot. We knew it was getting close to the end of its life. We just thought it was time, the kids are of the right age, and it was a just a great shaped tree so we gave it a shot and submitted it," admitted John Vargoshe.Their two boys were excited to see their tree being hoisted onto its new home." It's going to be completely different without the tree there, but I think it's great that we are donating it to Rockefeller Center," 15-year-old Nathan Vargoshe said.When asked what he was going to tell his friends, 12-year-old Noah Vargoshe said through a smile, " My tree's in Rockefeller Center. You can't top that." The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for December 4 and the tree will remain on display until January 7.Rockefeller Center has displayed Christmas trees since 1931.End.