A pair of magnolia trees will be planted at the Governor’s Mansion after languishing at the Capitol for nearly five months.
The trees, which were brought in in large black nursery pots for Gov. John Bel Edwards’ inaugural ceremony on Jan. 11, were moved to a side yard at the Capitol after the festivities and have remained in there since.
A photo of the trees, dried out, still in the temporary pots and growing increasingly barren, drew attention to them Tuesday evening.
— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) June 8, 2016
A spokesman for the Governor said on Wednesday that the trees have been evaluated and will be planted at the Governor’s Mansion.
@elizabethcrisp tracked down some info! They belong to bldgs and grnds, have been examined, are healthy & will be planted at the mansion.
— Tucker Barry (@Tweet_Tuck) June 8, 2016