Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree Still There?

Oct 16th, 2009, 08:48 AM
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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. ...

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?
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Oct 16th, 2009, 09:37 AM
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Yes! They pruned it and saved it. I have a darling pic of my daughter standing under it from last summer.
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Oct 16th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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From the New York Times, recent developments on the tree.
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Oct 16th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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It's still there, tied up by strong wires. Still sick and dying though.
The saplings were grown from conkers from the tree.
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:44 AM
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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.
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:46 AM
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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?
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