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A Very Special Christmas Tree Survived the Hurricane

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The New Jersey man who is donating the Christmas tree to Rockefeller Center spent a nervous night during Superstorm Sandy.

Joe Balku says he found out a month ago that his 80-foot Norway Spruce had been chosen for the honor. Then Sandy hit.

Joe says he watched the tree, which weighs ten tons and is 50 feet in diameter, as it swayed in the back yard of his Mount Olive property. He says it had been bundled for protection.

He lost two other trees and just got electricity back over the weekend.

The tree will be loaded on a flatbed truck and erected at Rockefeller Center tomorrow. Workers will string 45,000 lights on the branches. T

he 80th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on November 28th.

(Associated Press)

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