Pictures: Planting roots of science and history at William & Mary
WILLIAMSBURG - The apple tree planted Saturday at the College of William and Mary was no ordinary apple tree. It is a descendent of the apple tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton to develop his theory of universal gravitation in the 1600s. Members of both the community at large and the William and Mary community were on hand for the planting and for "Newton Fest," a celebration of science, on Saturday.
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Newton Fest at W&M
A William & Mary arborist wheels in the apple tree "whip," a term referring to a young, unbranched tree ready to be planted.