The fact that a spruce from the small Columbia County town of Mifflinville was destined for New York City's Rockefeller Center has been a poorly kept secret, the New York Daily News reports.
John Broscious, 70, who lives across the street from the tree, said rumors began swirling about six months ago.
"Soon after a bunch of people showed up taking pictures of the tree," Broscious said. "Then last summer, these large tank trucks began coming up here spraying all kinds of chemicals on the tree."
In recent days, a team of arborists arrived and wrapped every branch as if getting it ready for transportation.
New York Daily News
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