The Garden says: "The most famous tree in Paris is about to disappear - viz., the Fevrier or Gledit-schia of the National Library. It is believed to have been planted as a tree of liberty in 1789, and was the gift of the English botanist, Catesby. In 1859 on the erection of the new reading room it had to be removed 50 yards to the court of the library, a difficult task, for it was 60 feet high, and the expense came to ^320. The court after the enlargement of the library is about to be paved, and the tree is to be felled".