It’s an absolutely amazing idea to take 40 or 20 or even 10 trees and graft them together into one. In Old Orenco our trees are plentiful and many of them, even if we do not realize it, are heritage trees and very well may be the product of our past. The Oregon Nursery Company created some of the most luscious and wonderful fruit trees ever and many of them still grow here in backyards and ditches. Once I read the article about artist Sam Van Aken and his 40 Fruit Tree project I was hooked.
I’d like to ask any of interested to read this and consider helping with such a project.
What we need is anyone with a great seed fruit in the greater Orenco area to contact us and let us know what you have. Also we need a host tree that we can use for the project to accept the many grafts that this can have. I know of a great spot and will check into it.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s once again make magic here in Orenco.