In Ottawa, in the grounds of the National Research Council of Canada in front of the building on the northwest corner of Howlett Street and Laurence Avenue grows an apple tree descended from the apple tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton.
SIR ISAAC NEWTON'S APPLE TREE
This tree is a descendant of the one that stood in the garden of Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England at the time when Newton is said to have had is fabled inspiration on gravitation.
Presented by The National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England.
LE POMME DE SIR ISAAC NEWTON
Cet arbre descend de celui qui se trouvait dans le jardin du Manoir de Woolsthorpe, près de Grantham dans le Lincolnshire en Angleterre à l'époque où Newton, dit-on, a eu sa légendaire intuition de la gravitation.
Présenté par Le Laboratoire National de Physique de Teddington, Angleterre.
The two apple trees growing fruitfully here turned out not to have descended from Newton's tree. The smaller tree, grown from seed, has been verified to be a true descendant of that tree. Dick Bourgeois-Doyle, Secretary General of the National Research Council of Canada, wrote an entertaining story about this for Canadian Science Publishing.