SHELTON, Conn. - For the second time in six years, the city of Shelton, Conn. is sending a Christmas tree to New York City's Rockefeller Center for the annual holiday display.

Workers cut the tree down earlier today and have sent it on its way by tractor-trailer to New York City.

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti says furnishing Rockefeller Center with a tree is a big deal for the town, which calls itself "the best affordable suburb in Connecticut."

The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 4. The tree will remain on display until Jan. 7. 

For more on this year's Rockefeller Center tree, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.