Historic White House Tree Felled by Violent Storm

A nearly 70-year-old tree at the White House fell victim to a classic Washington summer storm early this evening, suffering the same fate as the elm tree that is featured on the $20 bill did in 2006. The tree, a European linden planted in 1940 on the North Lawn, was snapped off near its base, apparently knocked over by wind. The tree was not planted by a president to mark a special occasion or individual, so it does not have the distinction of being a commemorative tree. On Wednesday, the...Full Story
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