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From Rotterdam to Christmas tree glory

New York State's holiday tree was cut down by OGS and Donovan Tree Service, from the property of Tony and Ellen Cervera located at 101 Dahlia St. in Rotterdam, and transported to the Empire State Plaza on Tuesday. The donated 35-foot Blue Spruce tree will be erected on the Empire State Plaza. Lights will be turned on at the official tree lighting ceremony and fireworks on Sunday, December 4, at 5:00 p.m.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
New York State's holiday tree was cut down by OGS and Donovan Tree Service, from the property of Tony and Ellen Cervera located at 101 Dahlia St. in Rotterdam, and transported to the Empire State Plaza on Tuesday. The donated 35-foot Blue Spruce tree will be erected on the Empire State Plaza. Lights will be turned on at the official tree lighting ceremony and fireworks on Sunday, December 4, at 5:00 p.m.
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A 35-foot blue spruce tree that for years served as a hiding spot for Easter eggs has now taken on the role of holiday tree at East Capitol Park in Albany. Tony Cervera planted the tree in his yard in Rotterdam back in 1970, when it was four years old and just four or five feet tall. “We took a lot of pictures in front of that tree over the years,” Cervera reminisced. When the ...

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