News of: Tuesday, November 14 2006,

Anne Frank tree is dying and will be cut down

The chestnut tree that Anne Frank described in her famous diary is dying. The city has decided it must be cut down.

The tree, which has become famous because it was the tree that Anne Frank could see from her hiding place, and which she described in her diary, has a disease. This was already known for some time, but now the tree is already rotten for 40% and can not be saved.

It will be cut down for safety reasons.

With an estimated age of 150 to 170 years, the chestnut tree is one of the oldest in Amsterdam.

The tree has its own webcam.

After the tree has been removed, a cutting of the tree will be planted at the same location.