Habitat for Humanity will use lumber for houses

For the second time in the past five years, the lumber from the seven-story Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been donated to the Habitat for Humanity in Newburgh to build new homes. The 78-foot Norway spruce was donated for the Christmas display by Al Asendorf and Nancy Puchalski of Gardiner.

The Rockefeller tree has been donated to a Habitat for Humanity chapter since 2007. Newburgh also received the 2010 tree and used the lumber to build a home on East Parmenter St. The 2015 tree will be used in a number of houses, including a four-home project on South Miller Street.

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