National Christmas Tree has died near White House

The National Christmas Tree, near the White House in Washington, is illuminated during a ceremony attended by President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

May 5, 2012 9:01:39 AM PDT
Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed.