Rockefeller Center tree turned into lumber for Habitat homes

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NEWBURGH -

Christmas is long over, but the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree returned to the Hudson Valley on Friday.

The 72-foot Norway spruce was sent to a Walkill farm in Orange County, where it was milled into planks of lumber to be used by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh.

The Walkill family who donated the Norway spruce was reportedly thrilled that it's being repurposed to help local families.

This is the fifth year Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh has received lumber from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

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