Quantcast

Jewish Journal

JewishJournal.com

August 23, 2010

Anne Frank’s tree collapses

http://www.jewishjournal.com/anne_frank/article/anne_franks_tree_collapses_20100823

The giant chestnut tree that Anne Frank wrote about several times in her diary collapsed in stormy weather.

The tree, at more than 150 years old, had developed a fungus that weakened it, and it fell over Monday in heavy wind and rain, according to reports. Weighing about 27 tons, the tree was encased in a steel harness nearly two years ago to keep it upright. Its trunk reportedly snapped about three feet from the ground.

“It broke off like a match,” a spokesman for the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam told Reuters. The Anne Frank House was not hit, though several neighboring structures were said to be damaged.

Saplings taken from the tree have been planted around the world. A sapling from the tree reportedly will be planted in its place.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2014 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.1477 / 37