UPDATE: Rachel Paiste reports:
Anne Frank tree isn't dead. It's being revived at a greenhouse in Franklin Park (as per parks and rec dept.)
A couple of bare spots in the grass today are all that remains of what was supposed to turn into a leafy memorial to Anne Frank on Boston Common.
As first noted last month, the Anne Frank sapling - which came from the actual chestnut tree outside the attic where she lived - failed to make it through its first Boston winter.
Parks workers removed the remains of the sapling, the decorative ironwork that protected it and a plaque explaining the planting.
Boston was one of eleven US sites selected for saplings propagated from the tree before it finally died in 2010, and city and Dutch officials planted the sapling last summer, in a ceremony with Aliya Finkel, a student at Gann Academy in Waltham who convinced the city to apply for one of the saplings.