via Historic White House Jackson magnolia tree to be cut down – AOL News

An iconic tree on the west side of the White House is down to its last days. The historic Jackson Magnolia tree, which has been standing in its place since the 1800s, is scheduled to be cut down later this week.

The tree, too damaged and decayed to remain, is the oldest on the White House grounds. The towering magnolia extends from the ground floor, past the front windows of the State Dining Room on the first floor and beyond the second-level executive residence, CNN reported.

President Andrew Jackson brought the tree, which is said to be planted for his wife, Rachel, who died shortly after the 1828 election, to the White House from Tennessee in the 1820s.

via Historic White House Jackson magnolia tree to be cut down – AOL News

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