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After holiday, Rockefeller tree used by Habitat for Humanity
2014 tree being used in five Philadelphia homes
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 16 photo, Lisa Wilson stands with her son Karlo and Executive Director Kevin Crowley during a dedication ceremony for her new home built by Habitat for Humanity in Philadelphia. Donated lumber from the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York was used in the construction of the home. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — Even the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has to come down after the holidays. For the ninth year in a row, the tree set aglow during a televised ceremony and visited by an estimated 500,000 people each year, will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity projects. The 2014 tree, an 85-foot tall Norway spruce from Danville, Pennsylvania, is being used in five Philadelphia homes still under construction.
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