Melania Trump orders the removal of a diseased 200-year-old White House Magnolia planted in honor of Andrew Jackson’s wife that has served as the backdrop to many historic events – and even features on the $20 bill.
The First Lady has ordered the removal of the historic Jackson Magnolia, a tree that Andrew Jackson planted at the White House in 1828.
The White House brought in specialists from the United States National Arboretum to assess the tree, according to documents obtained by CNN.
The iconic tree reaches from the ground floor of the White House past the second-level executive residence.
Melania Trump made the decision to remove the tree after reviewing both historical documents and the report made by the specialists. It will be cut down later this week.