Thursday, May 12, 2005

Maybe Spring Has Finally Arrived at Babson.

This "Flower of Kent" (also known as "Pride of Kent") apple tree was planted on the campus in 1954. This tree is a scion from the William Penn Estate in Pennsylvania. The William Penn Estate purchased had their tree from Kew Gardens in London. The original tree at Woolsthorpe Manor fell during a storm during the early 19th century when a cutting was taken which Kew grew trees from. In the background you can see one of two scions (fifth generation) of our "Newton" apple tree.

I am taking this afternoon and tomorrow off. More on Monday when this year's Senior Week begins.

Rip

"Newton" Apple Tree. 2005 Posted by Hello

2 Comments:

Anonymous Maria Rilke said...

Newton's apple tree? As in from the same historical anecdote? That's cool.

July 10, 2008 at 1:59:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Riparchivist said...

So it seems. It is very neat but not a very happy tree. The weather here has pushed the tree's tolerance to its limits.

July 16, 2008 at 7:13:00 AM EDT  

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