Fire Survivor

20170114_111114_resizedFall of 2015 a sugar cane field next to our scionwood orchard at the Uganda nursery caught fire, and the fire spread to our mulch and killed the scionwood trees.  These were the trees that were supposed to supply the cuttings that we graft new trees from.

We’re planting the scionwood orchard again this spring, and while clearing the field of weeds we discovered that one of the scionwood trees not only survived, but had 45 apples on it.  This was a great encouragement to the Uganda team and hopefully a harbinger of the year to come when we re-build that nursery’s capacity.

 

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