This tree is not only absolutely stunning with its variety of colored blooms and leaves. It also boasts 40 different types of stone fruits, many of which are heirloom varieties that are in danger of extinction.
This project was started by a plant-loving artist who found out about an orchard in Upstate New York that lacked the funds to continue, so he began a project to graft these trees together to create the ultimate fruit tree.
This video was found on the GeoBeats News YouTube Channel. The person behind this tree project is Sam Van Aken. He has a website called Treeof40Fruit.com where you can see the photos from start to finish of the process as well as his nursery of other planting projects – some have gone to museums, public centers, and to various private collectors.