Williamsburg, Va. – A descendant of Isaac Newton’s famous apple tree was planted Saturday afternoon at the College of William and Mary.
The tree is said to have inspired his theory of gravity.
A ceremonial planting was held outside Small Hall, which is home to the college’s Department of Physics. A school spokesperson says there will eventually be three trees planted there.
The trees were obtained from cuttings from a tree at MIT which got its cuttings from Britain’s Royal Botanical Gardens.