Storm Knocks Over Tree at White House

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Strong winds have knocked down a tree on the White House's North Lawn.

The tree appeared to have been snapped off near its base during
a storm Tuesday afternoon. The large tree had stood between
Pennsylvania Avenue and the West Wing.

White House spokesman Bill Burton says it was a European linden.
Grounds crews on Wednesday will grind up the tree to use it for mulch.

Burton says the tree was planted in 1940, but not by a president to mark a special occasion.

President George W. Bush and Laura Bush planted a tree on the
North Lawn to replace a 140-year-old tree that fell in 2006.

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