Efforts to save Old Apple Tree continue

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Hudson’s Bay -- A research team from the National Park Service, city of Vancouver and local businesses have been working to preserve Vancouver’s historic Old Apple Tree in Old Apple Tree Park at the Fort Vancouver National Site. On April 3, Laurie Thompson, orchardist in the Stehikan District of North Cascades National Park, grafted to the tree pieces of branches harvested in December and placed in cold storage. The goal is to encourage new growth in the 185-year-old tree and to help heal old wounds from broken limbs.