Well the new tag... I haven't been this disappointed in a while. I'm a bit of a North Shore hermit, so I was trying to think of something in the area with a bit o' history. Well I finally came up with an idea, arrived and then promptly decided that, not only were the roads dreadful, but so was the landmark! To top things off, the battery in my camera decided to die - not just run out of juice, but a complete doornail death. So, I snapped a placeholder image with my cell phone until I can go purchase a new battery and get something a little nicer tomorrow. This new tag is shameful, and I apologize. This tree is known to be the earliest cultivated fruit tree in all of North America. It is believe to have been planted somewhere between 1632 and 1649, though by just looking at the size, you'd never have guessed. Most likely, the tree was imported from England upon the Arbella, which was the flagship of the Winthrop Fleet. Lame!!