Anne Frank’s chestnut tree is granted a reprieve
"The tree represented freedom and playing outside to Anne Frank ... Primarily because of its historical significance, we must go the extra mile to try to save it."
- Edwin Koot, Trees Institute spokesperson
Amsterdam, Netherlands - The diseased chestnut tree that comforted Anne Frank while she hid from the Nazis during World War II has been granted a reprieve.
The Utrecht-based Trees Institute said its salvage plan would likely involve a combination of treatments and supports for its trunk and limbs.