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 The Last Tree 
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Post The Last Tree
I am astounded that the last of Marie Antoinette's trees is to be cut up for paper. Surely they could have made some souvenirs or something from it? I'm sure there is a large enough market. I wonder if the tree had belonged to Voltaire or Danton or someone if it would be treated with the same disregard.

It is very sad. Poor MA - the last living connection gone.

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Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:45 am
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Post Re: The Last Tree
I heard the tree was planted long before Marie Antoinette's arrival, in 1681. I don't know is it true. The tree had been damaged by a storm in 1999 and then it desiccated for good and all. That's why it was cut.

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Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:26 am
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There are still one or two contemporary trees standing from MA's time in the gardens of Trianon. The one just in front of her boudoir is from around 1786 I think, she would have seen it as a sapling!

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Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:20 pm
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