Insurers to pay for Anne Frank tree

The Dutch insurance association VvV said on Wednesday it will cover any uninsured damage caused to private property if the Anne Frank tree falls over.

A court on Tuesday ruled the tree must not be cut down until January at least, pending further investigations.
The proposed felling of the horse chestnut tree mentioned by Anne Frank in her famous the World War Two diary has triggered off a major controversy.
Amsterdam council and the Anne Frank Foundation say the tree must be cut down because it is so diseased it could fall over at any moment.
The insurance association’s offer comes after foundation director Hans Westra said he will ask Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen to intervene in the row. ‘The mayor is responsible for the safety of locals and visitors to the Anne Frank house,’ Westra said.

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