BOISE -- A special new tree will be growing in Boise.
The Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial near Boise State University is one of only 11 sites in the US to receive a sapling from the chestnut tree that grew outside Anne Frank's hidden annex in Amsterdam.
This was a stiff competition, said Executive Dir. Dan Prinzing of the Idaho Human Rights Education Center. It was an application process, and so obviously, we were very pleased with the selection.
The sapling was quarantined for three years on the east coast, and now it is quarantined in Boise for two more years as it continues to grow.
The director for the human rights center in Boise says the site will be prepared over those next two years, and the statue of Anne will face the sapling once it's planted.