Seasons Greetings

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Blog entry by PLB posted 12-22-2007 03:49 PM 1103 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s wishing everyone at Lumberjocks a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

This picture of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was taken by a collegue of mine from the window of an office a few doors down from mine at WNBC. Our offices are on the 7th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and overlook the plaza, skating rink and channel gardens.

The Swarovski Star has been used to top the tree for several years now. It is 9 feet in diameter and weighs 550 pounds. This year, the 30,000 lights are LED’s which will use much less power than conventional bulbs. The snowflakes in the background are mounted on the facade of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Just in case you were wondering, there is a tie-in to woodworking here. When the tree is taken down, it will be milled into boards for use in Habitat for Humanity projects.

If you would like a higher resolution copy of this picture, visit There is a link on the homepage from which you can download it.

-- Patrick Brown -

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#1 posted 12-22-2007 03:56 PM

it must be the magic of Christmas that keeps that star atop the tree… glad to know the future of that tree, what a great present for others.

Merry Christmas!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 12-22-2007 04:04 PM

That’s a post card picture. Thank your neighbor. Merry Christmas to you, too.

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#3 posted 12-22-2007 04:11 PM

Great photo! Thanks

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 12-22-2007 04:15 PM

About 6-7 years ago the tree came from a neighbour’s front yard about 1 mile down the road from me.

Haven’t been to NY to see the tree since then.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 12-22-2007 06:07 PM

Patrick -

Excellent photo. Merry Christmas!



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#6 posted 12-22-2007 06:10 PM

Cool photo and story thanks for sharing.Hope everyone has a Merry Cristmas and gets lots of tools!!

-- Scott NM,

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#7 posted 12-23-2007 04:14 AM

Christmas is, was and in my opinion still is a christian holiday. So what the fuck is “seasons greatings”?

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#8 posted 12-23-2007 10:15 AM

Great photo and story. I actually did wonder once about what they do with the tree after Christmas – glad to know it’s put to good use.

Here in Louisiana everyone in Southeast LA has a certain day (after Jan 6) to put their undecorated Christmas trees out for collection. They are gathered by the Parish (County for you guys) and sent to help rebuild our receding coast line. It was working out pretty well – reclaiming lost coast – until Katrina. Now it’s back to the beginning.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 12-23-2007 01:37 PM

Season’s Greetings encompasses all of the different holidays and faiths at this time of the year.
Christmas and New Years were specifically mentioned.

IMHO the balance of your comment, snob, was very un-Christianlike.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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