A tree that French president Macron gave Trump has reportedly died

Tree symbolizing Trump Macron friendship has died

Tree symbolizing Trump Macron friendship has died AFP9 Jun 2019

The oak tree sapling, imported from France's Belleau Wood forest, was planted by the two presidents previous year as a representation of the two nations' friendship.

The young oak bore historic significance as it was sprouted at a World War I site in France, the Battle of Belleau Wood, that became part of US Marine Corps lore.

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron plant a tree as first lady Melania Trump and Macron's wife Brigitte Macron watch.

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The oak was given as a gift to the United States president during Macron's visit in 2018.

But one of these symbolic gestures was nothing more than a simple tree, planted by President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, at the White House to symbolise the bond between the two nations.

100 years ago, American soldiers fought in France, in Belleau to defend our freedom.

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The tree, which came from a forest where 2,000 U.S. soldiers died in WWI, was taken to quarantine a few days after being planted. This oak tree (my gift to @realDonaldTrump) will be a reminder at the White House of these ties that bind us.

But the sapling died while in quarantine, the French newspaper Le Monde reported.

"It might be an isolate that is compulsory for any living life form outside into the US", Gerard Araud, at that point the French envoy to America, composed on Twitter, including that it may be replanted later. Speaking after claiming victory in his tariff skirmish with Mexico, he showed just how much things have changed, despite meeting Mr Macron at D-Day events last week.

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