Just Like His Presidency: India Officials Say Tree Obama Planted Isn’t Dead, Just Looks Dead

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 at 11:32 am
INDIA-US-DIPLOMACY

Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead.

It just looks dead.

The peepal tree was awash in leaves when Obama planted it at the New Delhi memorial to Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi. By Thursday, though, it was just a single lonely stem.

Its lack of leaves has been giving Indian officials sleepless nights, with the media here blasting them for allowing the tree to die less than a month after the presidential visit.

But the reality: Peepal trees often lose their leaves this time of year.

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One Response to “Just Like His Presidency: India Officials Say Tree Obama Planted Isn’t Dead, Just Looks Dead”

  1. Bill H on 20/20/15 at 5:47 pm

    “It just looks dead”

    Do I really need to haul out the Monty Python “Dead Parrot” sketch?