The White house has decided to remove a part of an historic Magnolia tree, planted by President Andrew Jackson in 1835, after a report revealed that the tree was weak and posed a safety risk.
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A part of an historic Magnolia tree, planted be removed by President Andrew Jackson centuries ago, due to a security risk, the White house announced on Tuesday.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump, said the first lady came after the decision by the view of the reports from the U.S. National Arboretum about the structure of the weakened state.
“They trusted in the fact that all efforts have been made to the preservation of the historic structure,” Grisham said in a statement to Fox News, and added that the ” first lady “was worried about the safety of the visitors and members of the press, the Marine lifts often standing right in front of the tree, while A.”
Jackson added the Magnolia trees on the White house grounds in 1835, according to the White house Historical Association. It stands on the West side of the South portico, with respect to a second Magnolia, was then planted for the symmetry.
A historical southern Magnolia planted by U.S. President Andrew Jackson, frames President of the United States, Obama, Marine One helicopter as it departs the South lawn of the White house.
The first woman demanded that the wood from the legendary tree can be obtained, and seedlings are easily accessible if there is an opportunity, a new plant Magnolia in the same place.
The removal is scheduled for this week, while President Donald Trump and his family are in Mar-A-Lago for Christmas.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.