Saturday, April 16, 2011

To plant 100 heirloom apple trees

Sunday was the inaugural planting for the Boston Tree Party's plan to plant 100 heirloom apple trees in the Greater Boston area.

As reported in the Boston Globe, the group planted a Golden Russet and a Grimes Golden on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, in a ceremony presided over by New Hampshire orchardist Michael Phillips.

The four other heirloom varieties the group lists on its web site are Baldwin, Black Oxford, Esopus Spitzenberg, and Boston-native Roxbury Russet.

The Globe also ran this story earlier this month about how the tree party and its founder, Lisa Gross, hope to grow a network of tree-caring groups that will unite community, public space, and agriculture through "civic fruit."

Hurrah!


Images courtesy of Boston Tree Party

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