A Gift from the University of Tokyo


Memorial Trees Presented by the University of Tokyo

   On May 7, 2009, YSFH received a Newton's Apple Tree and a Mendel's Grapevine from Koishikawa Botanical Garden of University of Tokyo. We hold a tree-plnating ceremony and Mr. Jin Murata, a director of the botanical garden gave a lecture for us.


Newton's Apple Tree

   In a famous anecdote, Sir Isaac Newton is credited with discovering the law of gravity after being hit on the head from an apple falling from a tree. The tree responsible for this discovery and its propagules are cared for as a scientific monument.



Mendel's Grapevine

   Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics, tried to improve grapevines on the basis of Mendel's Laws and gathered numerous species of vine.