Watch the April 29 ceremony:

We are currently raising funds for future educational events surrounding the tree and its story. Please give to this University of Iowa Gold Rush campaign!

On April 29, 2022, a new tree was planted on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest—a sapling propagated from the immense horse chestnut tree that grew in the courtyard behind the annex where Anne Frank and her family hid for 761 days during World War II. This living symbol of Anne’s spirit and humanitarian message is the 13th Anne Frank Sapling to be planted in the United States. For details, visit our Planting Ceremony page.

In recognition of this special event, we invite you to join in a year of events aimed at recognizing the power of nature and the written word to provide hope and resiliency in difficult times. Join our e-mail list for news and updates. And please help us to spread word of these events via social media! #UIAnneFrankTree

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