Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree Still There?

Oct 16th, 2009, 08:48 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 9,023
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree Still There?

Anne Frank on YouTube ~ the peace tree
Oct 3, 2009 ... It's the same old Tree, just a difference in the web address, ... The Anne Frank House has also established a YouTube channel. ...
thepeacetree.blogspot.com/2009/.../anne-frank-on-youtube.html

Well i guess the much reported doom over the famous chestnut tree Anne Frank used to look out at and reap hope from has passed? Seems the tree is still there. A few years ago i thought the city of Amsterdam wanted it chopped down - due to disease and danger of toppling itself, etc.

But today in the NYTimes there was an artcile about sapplings somehow garnered from the Anne Frank House tree were being given to about 15 places in the U.S. and a Google search shows this video.

anyone have word on the current status of the tree?
Palenque is offline  
Oct 16th, 2009, 09:37 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,007
Yes! They pruned it and saved it. I have a darling pic of my daughter standing under it from last summer.
Continental_Drifter is offline  
Oct 16th, 2009, 09:44 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,700
From the New York Times, recent developments on the tree.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/16/ny...20Frank&st=cse
cynthia_booker is offline  
Oct 16th, 2009, 10:09 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,351
It's still there, tied up by strong wires. Still sick and dying though.
The saplings were grown from conkers from the tree.
hetismij is offline  
Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:44 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,351
The tree blew down at 1.30 this afternoon.
It was sick and should have been cut down before but now it has finally fallen. It broke of 1.5 metres from the ground.
No one was hurt, and no buildings were damaged.
hetismij is offline  
Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:46 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 75,889
Thanks for that news - sad news but i guess all for the best as noone and nothing go hurt. the experts were right i guess in saying the tree should come down. they do have cuttings propogated i guess so the tree may rise again in the future?
PalenQ is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:03 PM.