Obama recycles magnolia tree into plenty of gifts

The tree fell over during severe snowstorms in 2009, but with a little help, President Obama and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaWhat will be in Obama’s Presidential Library Clinton, Michelle Obama to hold first joint rally Thursday Obama congratulates Cubs for making it to World Series MORE have recycled it into a bevy of gifts for foreign dignitaries.

Newlyweds Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cornwall, received a selection of seedlings and plants in a specially carved magnolia box on Tuesday.

And on Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron was presented with a pair of magnolia wood and silver cufflinks. The back sides were engraved with Obama’s signature. (His very, very, small signature.)

Cameron’s wife, Sarah, also got a gift made of silver and magnolia — in her case, a bracelet with a wooden cabochon in the middle.

Keep an eye out for more magnolia as Obama travels to France on Thursday to attend G-8 meetings.