Lost Lanark Legacy Fruit Trees– Need Help!

Lost Lanark Legacy Fruit Trees– Need Help!





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Jennifer E. Ferris is at it again. She has helped me with a few lost historical Lanark projects and now she is set out to document Lanark Apples and she has posted this– so if you would like your apple trees documented contact Jennifer at jenni.fer.sees@gmail.com

Wanted, news of old apple trees in your yard. Big and small, summer, fall and winter apples. Seeking to find old apple trees of all kinds. They may not look big in the trunk, or tall in the branches, or they may be little giants too. Dwarf to full size, they came in various sizes.

Please help reclaim our heritage, and share the whereabouts of any apple trees you may know of. Un pruned for many years, they may be overgrown, thick with branches and may only grow small little ‘pig apples’ now, but at one time they may have been amazing!

Please don’t cut them down, or do anything drastic. Please do save them from extinction, and keep them alive. If you wish to prune, read up first before making any cuts.

Back to my query. I am seeking a number of old apple varieties that may have been local once; Hume, Lawfam, Linda, Lobo, Atlas, Alexander, Wolf River, Melba, Joyce, Old Macintosh, Wealthy, Transparent, Duchess of Oldenburg, Fameuse (or Snow), Iroquois, Gravenstein, Russet, Pippins, or Greenings. There may be others whose names I have not discovered, but I would be delighted to learn of them.

I would like, with your help, to build a knowledge base of our heritage apple (or plum, pear, etc) fruit trees, in Lanark county to start, other areas as time permits. Please comment here or send me a private message. Even if you don’t know much about your tree, there are ways to find out what kind it is. Please reply, let’s find out together, and start saving our history and heritage from extinction.

I would be ever grateful for your help! I can also be reached by email at jenni.fer.sees@gmail.com

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Jennifer has just started a Facebook page called Lost Lanark Legacy Fruit Trees to document everything.. CLICK here



Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.



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The A-Peeling History of Local Bananas

Hobos, Apple Pie, and the Depression–Tales from 569 South Street



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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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