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Trump and Macron planted a tree near the White House, and a week later it disappeared

The oak seedlings were specially brought from France, but now only grass is in its place.

On April 23, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron planted an oak seedling on the White House lawn. On April 29, the media noticed that the tree had disappeared, and in its place remained grass.

During the official visit of the French president to the US, Macron and Trump held formal negotiations, flew by helicopter over Washington and planted an oak tree on the White House lawn. The sapling was brought from the French forest by Bello Wood, where the same battle of American and German troops took place in the First World War.

Macron and Trump planted the tree until their wives, Brigitte and Melanya, watched from the side. Then the presidents noted that the seedling symbolizes “ties between the two states”.

On April 29, photographers discovered that the tree was missing from the lawn of the White House. In its place remained only a green and yellow grass, which, apparently, had been bedded not so long ago. The Trump administration did not comment on this.

The French division of Huffpost noted that a source at the Elysee Palace told about the quarantine to which the tree was sent. The BBC added that the seedlings should be planted in autumn rather than in spring, so they could transfer it to the greenhouse. Also, the tree might need a landing permit that requires US power for all the plants brought in.

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