Pieces of the giant 170 year-old horse chestnut tree written about by Anne Frank in her diaries are likely to be donated to Jewish museums in Berlin, New York, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam, reports Dutch News online.

The tree, which was badly diseased, was blown down by strong winds in Amsterdam on 23 August. The city of Amsterdam decided to fell the tree in 2007 but, on facing massive opposition, later inserted steel supports. Grafts have been taken from the tree so that a descendant can be planted nearby.

Frank died aged 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.