White House Cuts Down Reagan-Era Tree

Friday, 08 Jul 2011 10:48 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
As President Barack Obama and congressional lawmakers struggled with how to cut spending on Thursday, White House groundskeepers were busy with their own cutting.

They took down a 50-foot elm tree planted on the grounds during the Reagan era, which had become a hazard after getting severely damaged in a storm on Sunday.

"It was not commemorative or celebratory toward any particular president at all," National Park Service rep Bill Lee told NPR.org. The tree was up to 15-years-old when it was planted during the Reagan administration, he said.

Wood from the elm will not be made into gifts, as was done with wood from a magnolia tree in 2009, Line pointed out. Instead, the elm will be mulched down and used in Washington, D.C., parks.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Young Cuban-American Groups Emerge as Obama Allies

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 16:09 PM

For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. . . .

Florida Police Officer Killed; Suspect Charged With Murder

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 10:31 AM

A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday by a man described as transient, accordi . . .

Tom Brokaw Says His Cancer Is in Remission

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 15:00 PM

Tom Brokaw shared some good news with his NBC colleagues on Sunday: His cancer is in remission. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved