Jill Biden plants tree as White House readies for family cat

First lady Jill Biden has commemorated Arbor Day by planting a linden tree on the White House's north lawn

She strode out Friday in a skirt and a double-breasted blazer and put three shovelfuls of dirt around the awaiting tree.

“Who doesn't plant trees in high heels?" she said.

“That was part of his training," she told NBC News. "They took him into a shelter with cats. He did fine.”

The president was asked during the televised interview if the cat was his idea.

“No,” he replied.