Portions Of Ailing White House Magnolia Removed Over Safety Concerns

The historic Jackson Magnolia, planted on the south grounds of the White House, was trimmed back on Wednesday. The tree is in poor health, needs artificial support and is in danger of falling.

The Jackson Magnolia, one of the oldest and storied trees on the White House lawn, just got a major trim. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with historian Jonathan Pliska about the tree's significance.

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(via NPR)

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