Friday, April 29, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM CDT
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Lawn outside of Macbride Hall
University of Iowa Pentacrest

Iowa City, IA



Jennifer New
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Anne Frank Tree Planting Ceremony

On April 29, 2022, a new tree will be 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.

The Anne Frank Sapling will be planted on Arbor Day (April 29) 2022 on the University of Iowa's Pentacrest, at 5:00 p.m. CST.

The ceremony is free and open to all, and will include speakers, readings, and music. View the full schedule and read more about the Anne Frank sapling at uiannefranktree.com.

Attendees should gather on the Pentacrest lawn outside of Macbride Hall at 5:00 p.m. Registration is appreciated so that we know how many people to expect. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Hackathorn in advance at 319-335-4034 or erin-hackathorn@uiowa.edu

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