This Tree is Older Than the Country it's in!

“I hope the tree will love the soil of the old world and no doubt when we have gone the tree will still be alive.” That is what John Endicott said in 1630 when he planted a pear tree in Massachusetts Bay. Those words turned out to be truer than anyone could have imagined. 386 years later, this historic pear tree stands to this day. Despite some hardship in the early 20th century (leading to the erection of a security fence), the Endicott Pear Tree has thrived. When the tree was only about 300 years old (just a baby,...

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