The Original Bramley Apple Tree is Dying

Farm raised apples on wooden background
The original Bramley apple tree is dying, tells me the news. The years it has been dying can be measured in decades, maybe two, which seems an awfully long time and somewhat selfish. And is that even death? Isn’t death instantaneous? Or, if it’s not instantaneous, if protracted more than a year, surely that is called suffering. Holding on. I guess when you live to the ripe old age of 200 years—a feat over which the original Bramley apple tree is triumphant—perhaps the years you spend dying are unimportant. Or perhaps there is no apex between living and dying; they simply joust [...] Continue reading


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