Every year I look forward to getting some fresh apples from my apple tree. These apples have the perfect amount of sweetness with a little bit of tart, and they’re always crunchy. I was ready to taste some apples this year, but something bad happened. My tree died during the winter. The tree must have gotten some kind of disease, because it started to rot away. I called a tree service in Nassau County to get rid of the tree and put a new one in its place. I was sad to see that tree go, especially because it gave me so many delicious apples for so many years.
I wish I had made a clone of that particular tree before it died. All I would have needed to do was take a branch clipping from it and exposed the inside by scraping away some bark. Putting the branch in a root solution would have caused roots to grow and the branch would have become its own tree with the ability to make fruit in a couple of years. Since the tree would have been an exact copy of the tree it came from, the apples would have tasted exactly the same.
The new apple tree that purchased came from the same store where I bought the old one. It had been many years since I bought anything from that store, but the owner recognized me and the tree I bought. When I told him about what happened to my old tree, he gave me a discount on the price of the new tree. The tree service people helped me put it in the tree hole and put soil around it. Now I just have to wait for it to settle and it should be ready to bear fruit in two or three years.