If you thought that you have seen and heard everything, you are wrong. The following story about an art professor who has managed to create a tree which grows 40 types of fruit at once will leave you speechless!
Sam Van Aken is the name of the art professor whose project includes a tree which can bear 40 types of fruit.
This Syracuse University art professor created this tree and said that it will be possible to see various sorts of plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and cherries on it.
The inspiration behind this project was an event that occurred in 2008, when Van Aken learned that the 200-year-old trees in New York would be cut down due to the lack of financial resources. This professor, who grew up in the agricultural area, was saddened by this event and he decided to make a difference.
Van Aken has been working on his idea for 5 years. Finally, after 5 years he managed to grow a tree which can bear up to 40 types of fruit. The professor says that he is very proud of his accomplishment. Further, he even says that it is a perfect collusion of art and science. So he stated “I look at the Tree of 40 Fruit as an artwork, a research project and a form of conservation.”
This tree looks like any other tree throughout most of the year. However, the magic happens as soon as the spring begins. Then the true beauty of this project can be seen. The tree becomes the perfect mixture of numerous colors. So, you can see different shades of green, pink, red, white, and purple and all on one tree!
Even though the sight is fascinating during the spring, it becomes even more beautiful in the summer. In other words, during the summer this tree grows its fruits, so you can see the essence of this project – peaches, nectarines, apricots, and many other types of fruit.