Tree planted by Trump and France's Macron mysteriously disappears

Emmanuel Macron left and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull clap during a war commemorative ceremony in Sydney Wednesday

President Emmanuel Macron gave his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump the oak during his state visit last week, and the pair proudly planted it together at a ceremony in Washington DC.

Over several subsequent tweets, Araud sparred with users who pointed out that quarantining a tree after planting it was the opposite of a precaution and that Macron's oak could possibly have already transferred European blight and parasites to the US's flora - including the White House's pricey plants.

But now, less than a week later, recent photos show an off-color, pale patch of turf where the sapling once stood.

Washington media flocked to the South Lawn Monday to snap photos and shout questions as the two heads of state ceremoniously shoveled soil on the budding tree.

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Concerns arose over the weekend, however, after White House photographers discovered that the presidential friendship tree had disappeared from the garden. It was a symbolic gesture: the tree came from a northern French forest where 2,000 US Marines died during the First World War. White House officials say the tree's roots were wrapped at the time.

Tree planting ceremonies have long become a staple of state visits, with US presidents, whether they are hosting foreign leaders or being hosted by them.

The official said Trump had insisted on holding a planting ceremony with Macron, despite both presidents knowing that the tree would have to be uprooted and placed in quarantine shortly after the event.

In fact, the tree, from Belleau Wood in France where nearly 2,000 American soldiers died in a World War One battle, had been dug up not long after it was planted.

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