While not a tree in Britain, has anyone put the original apple tree on a map yet?
You know, the one Eve took an apple from 9,000 years ago. Must be quite a tourist attraction, the source of everything we are and know...
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As far as I am aware, there is nothing in the Old Testament that says it was supposed to be an apple tree, and given that those particular writings originated in the Middle East, it's generally accepted amongst people who are capable of studying ancient texts without taking them literally to be referring to a pomegranate.
You're better off not trying to have that conversation with anyone who literally believes in what is written in the bible, however. It turns out you can think, or believe, but not both...
In fact, the reason that it's usually depicted as an apple tree might have something to do with the Latin word for it - malus means apple, but also bad.
But back to the original topic: It's astonishing when you make a quick google search for historic trees in Britain, how many different and fascinating results you get. Wonder if there's a market there for a book telling the story of the land by its arboreal reference points.
Not to mention of course that the tree part is merely a symbol; it's really about sin, and Eve (the evil alluring whore, no doubt wearing a thong and micro-skirt) tempting Adam (the spotless and ever-virtuous) to commit the unforgiveable: sex for the fun of it.
Or so I'm told by people more knowlegeable in these matters than I am.
I wondered who would ask this...
Oldest tree: Llangernyw Yew, Wales
The Fortingall Yew, Scotland, may be a possibility for this too
Tallest tree: Reelig Glen, Scotland
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