Storm destroys Newton’s apple tree in Cambridge

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Newton’s apple tree damaged by storm

The clone tree of the same apple tree, which, according to legend, led the English scientist to the discovery of the laws of gravity, suffered during a storm.

Storm Eunicewhich hit the UK, destroyed the famous “Newton’s apple tree” in the botanical gardens of the University of Cambridge, reports BBC News.-

According to garden curator Dr. Samuel Brockington, the tree was planted in 1954 and was a clone of the same apple tree that, according to legend, led Sir Isaac Newton to discover the laws of gravity.

The botanical garden assured that they have a shoot of the legendary tree and soon the apple tree will be planted again.

The original tree from which the apple fell on Newton was at Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire. Despite being blown away by the wind in the 19th century, the apple tree survived and was propagated successfully over the years.

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