Well, the bad news is that the main trunk of the last living tree planted by Johnny Appleseed has come down. It stood for more than 175 years while most apple trees only live for 50 or 60 years! The good news however, is that there are still a couple of shoots from the tree still alive and growing. So the tree it's self is still kicking but just barely.
My original plan was just to walk to the farm, pick up a donated cutting from the tree and walk back to Columbus where the cutting would be planted at the Franklin Park Conservatory. But American Forests has kindly donated another cutting which I will have with me from the beginning and will be planted on the farm in commemoration of the original tree.
If all goes as planned, I should arrive at the Algeo farm around 3:30pm on July 22nd with the first cutting. I am told that there will be cider and Apple cookies made from the Algeo family recipe so please feel free to come and be a part of this momentous event! The adress is 1251 Co Rd #658 Nova, OH 44859 and the map can be found below. Thanks!