The horse chestnut tree which Anne Frank wrote about in her famous diary during World War Two is being chopped down on Wednesday, despite earlier being given a reprieve.
Amsterdam city centre district council says the tree, which is infested with honey fungus, is a real danger to its surroundings.
Only 28% of the 27-ton tree’s trunk is still healthy, the council says. A graft from the original tree is to be planted in its place.
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