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Isaac Newton's apple tree continues to grow in UBC



In a cold and sunny day of December, Jean-Michel Poutissou stopped once saving the six apple trees he struggled to save.

Poutissou arrived in Vancouver in 1972, trees were trees on campus at Columbia University campus. Trees – Planted outside the TRIUMF Physics Laboratory – Sir Isaac Newton is the descendant of the same tree, sitting under gravity under the sun.

Poutissou, a emeritus researcher at the TRIUMF, said trees were growing loudly until mid-1990s, when condo developers wanted a straight-away path. Trees were in danger.

"Nobody (taking part in the development) cares for Newton apple trees," he said. "For them, they were on the way".

Isaac Newton lived from 1643 to 1727. (Georgios Kollidas / Shutterstock.)

He took a campaign to take part in the intervention of the President of the University to plan and store the trees to be planted, he said.

Almost 50 years ago, trees cover their eyes before they cut off their fruit during the winter.

Poutissou has not tasted apples for a long time and does not remember his exact taste.

"It's not quite like McIntosh, but do not retain me," said laughter.

England trip

The trip to the tree began at about the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 1970s.

Tree Injections Worked in Newton by the University of England – came to Vancouver in 1971. The correspondence between UBC and England suggests a 50-centimeter snowfall along with the arrival of Vancouver vaccinations.

Both cuttings were grafted more and now sit on six trees at the TRIUMF campus.

Nowadays, the United States National Trust preserves the original apple tree of Woolsthorpe Manor, where Newton played gravity laws. The tree is called Flower of Kent, a traditional variety that produces apples apple from different sizes.

In 1820, a storm came upon the original tree, but it survived and the legacy continued to grow.

Nowadays, the United States National Trust is the patron saint of the original apple tree of Woolsthorpe Manor, Newton who plays gravity laws. (Lucy Young / AP / Canadian Press)

The National Trust says that university clones of a variety of university trees are displayed. We do not know the idea of ​​sending trees around the world.

"It is possible to speak more widely among universities," he reads a statement of national reliability.

In addition to the British Columbia University, the York University of Toronto also houses Newton Apple. Thanks to Robert Prince, York's astronaut was one of Prince's disciples. In 2006, he took space tree seeds in space flight.


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