The tree is 74 feet tall, 40 feet wide, and weighs 12 tons. It is, or was, 75 years old. Now, it's dead. After Christmas, it will be turned into mulch and donated to charity.
I am not one of those atheists who is against Christmas. I celebrate every year, and I love it. But is killing this tree a really necessary part of the festivities? I don't think so. Perhaps Rockerfeller Center can try something else, and let next year's tree live.