Apple Tree Project

Youth Activities — Spring / Summer 2020


The ASHLEY BRYAN SCHOOL received lavender plants for their ‘Whale Bones Sculpture Garden’. Photograph courtesy of The Ashley Bryan School.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club continued its donation of apple trees to schools in the Mount Desert Island community and the outer island schools. Although the schools were not in session in late spring due to the coronavirus, the Youth Activities committee arranged for the delivery of the trees.

This spring, SWAN’S ISLAND SCHOOL on Swan’s Island and the ASHLEY BRYAN SCHOOL on Little Cranberry Island were the recipients of these special gifts from the BHGC. The SWAN’S ISLAND SCHOOL selected a Honey Crisp Apple tree for their garden. The ASHLEY BRYAN SCHOOL already had several apple trees and were given the opportunity to receive lavender plants for their ‘Whale Bones Sculpture Garden’.

The DOWNEAST HORIZONS MDI CENTER received a semi-dwarf Empire apple tree. Photograph courtesy of Downeast Horizons MDI Center.

Another tree was donated to DOWNEAST HORIZONS MDI CENTER. Downeast Horizons is a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting and supporting adults and children with developmental needs. A semi-dwarf Empire apple tree now grows at the DOWNEAST HORIZONS MDI CENTER which will be enjoyed by its many clients. Each of this year’s recipients of the Apple Tree Project expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the BHGC’s generosity.


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