BISMARCK, N.D. — A granite marker will soon join the tree that President Bush planted near the state Capitol in April.
The Capitol Grounds Planning Commission gave permission Tuesday for a three-foot plaque near the tree, making it the first raised marker to be allowed on the land immediately adjacent to the North Dakota Capitol.
Bush planted the 12-foot American elm in honor of North Dakota's centennial on April 24.
The tree, a descendant of a tree planted by John Quincy Adams, had been uprooted from the White House grounds. Tests later confirmed that it carried leaf-eating gypsy moths and the tree had to be sprayed.