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Tree planted at White House by President Trump and Emmanuel Macron dies

A tree that President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted at theWhite House last year — a symbol of the two nations’ long friendship — has died.

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

The European Sessile Oak originated from the site in France where more than 9,000 U.S. Marines died in battle during World War I. It was planted on the South Lawn of the White House on April 23, 2018 during Macron’s state visit, but mysteriously disappeared five days later.

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