A historic tree that predates the dedication of the Washington Monument toppled outside of the iconic structure this weekend, and now efforts are being made to try to save it.
The National Park Service said Monday that the saturated ground caused the mulberry tree on the grounds of the Washington Monument to topple. The NPS added that its tree crew is currently weighing options to save the tree.
Arborist and tree crew supervisor Jason Gillis provides an update on the plans to save the mulberry tree on the grounds of the Washington Monument. pic.twitter.com/2rb338B9Fq— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) May 14, 2019