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Remnants from Anne Frank's Tree to be Auctioned
- By: Rose A. ValentaNov 20, 2007
A single chestnut is currently on eBay for $3,000. It's from the famous Chestnut Tree from Anne Frank's diary, which is over 150 years old and diseased beyond repair, according to the City of Amsterdam. Amid protests by the Netherlands' Tree Institute as well as citizens, who want the tree preserved, city council voted to cut down the tree. The tiny apartment that the Franks lived in during WWII is now a museum and the tree was of major interest to tourists. Grafts of the tree have already been taken and a sapling from the original tree will replace it.