Reprieve for Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam

This is a video about the Anne Frank tree.

From Dutch NOS TV:

Anne Frank tree will not be cut down

The Anne Frank tree will definitely not be cut down. The horse chestnut tree at which Anne Frank looked from the Achterhuis [Secret Annexe] will stay there for at least five years. There will be a special steel construction around the tree, which is affected by an aggressive fungus.

The owner of the Anne Frank tree agrees with the agreements. Earlier, the local authority and the owner wanted to cut down the chestnut tree, as there is a risk of it falling down.

See also here.

Back in 2010 the world famous Anne Frank chestnut tree had blown over and broke. In an effort to save something of this tree mentioned in Anne Frank’s diary, branches were take in order to try and grow saplings: here.

2 thoughts on “Reprieve for Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam

  1. Apr 17, 12:25 PM EDT

    Anne Frank saplings may be planted in 10 US cities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Saplings from the tree Anne Frank used to measure the seasons while hiding from the Nazis could be planted in 10 cities around the United States.

    The Anne Frank Center USA wants to plant the trees in 10 U.S. cities to symbolize the growth of tolerance. The 3-foot saplings would come from an ailing horse chestnut tree in Amsterdam.

    Possible locations for the trees include the planned Sept. 11 memorial, the White House and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The center plans to issue a request for proposals for other sites.

    Frank was among Jewish occupants of an Amsterdam building rounded up by the Gestapo. She died of typhus at age 15 in a concentration camp.


  2. Pingback: Anne Frank’s tree lives on in England | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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