Photo by Martyna Borkowsk/AP

Tis the season to chop down thriving trees! This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree hails from Easton, Connecticut and will be arriving at 30 Rock today. The Daily News reports that the 76-foot Norway spruce is 50 years old and was growing in the yard of teacher Maria Corti. Once the tree is set up in its new temporary home, it will take about two weeks to decorate, with the official lighting ceremony on December 2nd.

Corti said she was sad to see the tree go, but is happy that after its time in the spotlight it will be donated to Habitat For Humanity, used to build a home in Connecticut. Back to its roots! And for Corti, workers are planting three new trees in the place of her old one.

Fun fact about Easton: Did you know that the road signs in Westport for Easton and Weston were echoed in The Great Gatsby's "East Egg" and "West Egg"? (F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda lived in Westport for a spell.) Ergo, the Rockefeller Tree is from East Egg!