Like many Shelton residents, Jim Valente wanted to get a view of the Norway spruce on Kazo Drive selected as this year\u2019s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. (Thursday morning photos by Brad Durrell) So on Thursday morning, he walked over from his nearby home with a camera around his neck. \u201cThis is a once in a lifetime thing,\u201d said Valente, expressing the joy of living around the corner from the soon-to-be-famous tree while taking photos. \u201cTo think we\u2019re looking at a tree as old as this is and to know that millions of people soon will be looking at it, too \u2014 that\u2019s pretty cool,\u201d he said. The tree that\u2019s been chosen likely is in the range of 60 to 75 years old, based on the typical criteria used by Rockefeller Center officials to select a tree. Usually a quiet road It\u2019s usually not that busy on Kazo Drive \u2014 a road that runs between the more traveled Isinglass Road and Huntington Turnpike\/Road \u2014 but that\u2019s changed in the past few days. Now many people are driving or walking past the front yard with the tall tree, where a crew of workers have begun the process of \u201cwrapping\u201d the tree so it eventually can be transported to Manhattan to be decorated and put on display during the holiday season. A few workers are climbing the tree and, from the top down, appear to be using rope to pull in branches so the tree will be less wide for a special truck used to pick up the chosen tree every year. As of Thursday morning, it appears they are nearing the halfway mark on the job. A Shelton police officer has been assigned to the property, watching over the onlookers. Red Sox championship connection? Former Shelton resident and Red Sox fan Jerry Kosturko noted a correlation between the selection of Rockefeller Center Christmas trees from Shelton and World Series victories by the Boston baseball team. \u201cThis year\u2019s tree is from Shelton. The last one from Shelton was in 2007. What\u2019s the connection? Red Sox won the World Series in 2007 and 2013!\u201d said Kosturko, who grew in Shelton and now lives in the upstate town of Plymouth.