Museum to recreate original Robert Frost apple trees

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The Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury is recreating some of the original apple trees planted 80 years ago by the poet.

Museum founder and director Carole Thompson says about 20 trees will be planted on the grounds of the museum.

Another 100 will be sold to raise money for the museum.

Frost planted about a thousand trees in Shaftsbury eight decades ago.

But they’ve been neglected over the years and cannot be rejuvenated.

So the museum worked with an orchard owner from Westminster to take cuttings from some of Frost’s original trees.

They will be grafted onto saplings at a nursery in Pennsylvania.

By the spring of 2008, they’ll be ready for planting and will be genetic duplicates of Frost’s trees.

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