Bioscience

Conserving Historic Apple Trees

November 4, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – The apple trees of yesteryear are slowly disappearing. Many apple varieties common in the United States a century ago can no longer be found in today’s orchards and nurseries. But some historic apple trees still survive in abandoned farmsteads and historic orchards throughout the U.S.

Now, scientists interested in conserving these horticultural treasures have set out to identify and catalogue them, working to discover if the last remnants of historical trees may still be alive in American landscapes.

For more information: Conserving Historic Apple Trees