The New York Sun newspaper earlier this week (or was it late last week) had a nice little writeup about the electricians who wire up the Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree.
After the X-mas season is over, the tree is then taken to a facility, chopped up and used as fertilizer.
The lights are thrown out. I'd love to get me some pices of light string from that thing. Would make a terrific souvenir. I wonder if they de-string the tree on-site or at the mulching place.
Anyone have any idea what sort of product is used for lighting up trees like that properly?
One of the electricans being interviewed mentioned that prank playing among them is common. You can be sitting up there splicing wires together and then when you go to move, you can't and then realize someone taped your legs together.