That chestnut tree, now about 150 to 200 years old, has recently been attacked by a fungus and is expected to only live for another five to fifteen years before it succumbs to the deadly fungus.
To keep the spirit of the tree alive, saplings have been grown from the tree and will be planted at 11 sites in the United States. Institutions that wanted one of the saplings had to apply to the Anne Frank Center USA. Out of 34 applications, 11 have been chosen. Here is a list of the 11 locations who will each receive a sampling.
- World Trade Center
- Little Rock Central High School (place of the Little Rock Nine)
- White House
- Boston Common
- Children's Museum of Indianapolis
- Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan
- Holocaust Education Resource Center in Seattle
- William J. Clinton Foundation in Little Rock
- Boise, Idaho (where an Anne Frank monument was vandalized)
- Sonoma State University in California
- Southern Cayuga Central School District in upstate New York