Conn. Spruce To Be Next Rockefeller Christmas Tree
From a quiet Connecticut suburb to the hustle and bustle of New York City, a 76-foot Norway spruce will become this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Crews were hard at work Wednesday, cutting down the 10-ton tree in the Easton yard of school teacher Maria Corti.

Corti told PIX News she was the one who tipped off Rockefeller Center two weeks ago, after coming across the spruce on her property.

"I never thought that this little idea I had, would [materialize] into this day," she said.

The tree, which has stood in Corti's yard for over 70 years, was hoisted by a crane onto a trailer and was already en route to Midtown Wednesday morning. The spruce is expected to be erected at Rockefeller Center Thursday.

After it will spend the holidays as the most famous Christmas tree in the world, the spruce will be donated to Habitat For Humanity to use as wood for a home in Connecticut, officials said.