Old Apple Tree Festival

Old Apple Tree Festival & Cider Tasting

The Old Apple Tree Festival is adding a hard cider tent this year at the celebration of this 191-year-old apple tree! Join the celebration, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the I-5 Bridge and south of Hwy. 14, within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Throughout the day at this free, family-friendly event, enjoy live music, tours of the Land Bridge, art and crafts for kids, tree care workshops, and food available for purchase.  The Urban Forestry Commission will give away a limited number of tree cuttings from the Old Apple Tree. Bring your own clean apples and containers to participate in the free apple pressing, a popular feature of the community festival.

New this year is a 21-and-over, hard cider garden, hosted by Slow Food Southwest Washington. The cider garden features are Tooley Bender from Battle Ground, English Estates from Vancouver, Jester & Judge from Stevenson, and Moulton Falls from Yacolt. Hard ciders will be available to sample or drink by the glass, for a small fee. Limited edition Old Apple Tree Festival 32-ounce growlers will also be available to purchase and take home. Visit www.slowfoodswwa.com for more information.

Planted in 1826 at Fort Vancouver, Vancouver’s venerable Old Apple Tree is the oldest apple tree in the Northwest and considered the matriarch of Washington State’s apple industry. Despite floods, winds, drought, ice and snow, the tree has survived and continues to produce some fruit. The Old Apple Tree Festival is presented by the Urban Forestry Commission, Bartlett Tree Care, Slow Food Southwest Washington, and the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver. For more information about the Old Apple Tree Festival and Vancouver’s efforts to enhance the community’s beautiful and beneficial trees, call Urban Forestry at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

Old Apple Tree Festival & Cider Tasting

The Old Apple Tree Festival is adding a hard cider tent this year at the celebration of this 191-year-old apple tree! Join the celebration, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the I-5 Bridge and south of Hwy. 14, within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Throughout the day at this free, family-friendly event, enjoy live music, tours of the Land Bridge, art and crafts for kids, tree care workshops, and food available for purchase.  The Urban Forestry Commission will give away a limited number of tree cuttings from the Old Apple Tree. Bring your own clean apples and containers to participate in the free apple pressing, a popular feature of the community festival.

New this year is a 21-and-over, hard cider garden, hosted by Slow Food Southwest Washington. The cider garden features are Tooley Bender from Battle Ground, English Estates from Vancouver, Jester & Judge from Stevenson, and Moulton Falls from Yacolt. Hard ciders will be available to sample or drink by the glass, for a small fee. Limited edition Old Apple Tree Festival 32-ounce growlers will also be available to purchase and take home. Visit www.slowfoodswwa.com for more information.

Planted in 1826 at Fort Vancouver, Vancouver’s venerable Old Apple Tree is the oldest apple tree in the Northwest and considered the matriarch of Washington State’s apple industry. Despite floods, winds, drought, ice and snow, the tree has survived and continues to produce some fruit. The Old Apple Tree Festival is presented by the Urban Forestry Commission, Bartlett Tree Care, Slow Food Southwest Washington, and the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver. For more information about the Old Apple Tree Festival and Vancouver’s efforts to enhance the community’s beautiful and beneficial trees, call Urban Forestry at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

Old Apple Tree’s 190th Birthday Party

Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree is 190 years old! The City of Vancouver invites the public to come celebrate at the annual Old Apple Tree Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. The free event takes places at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the I-5 Bridge near the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Bring your own clean apples and containers to participate in the free apple pressing. Also on tap at the family-friendly festival this year will be live music, tours of the Land Bridge, arts and crafts for kids and tree care workshops. Food will be available for purchase. The Urban Forestry Commission will also give away a limited number of tree cuttings from the Old Apple Tree.

Planted in 1826 at Fort Vancouver, Vancouver’s venerable Old Apple Tree is the oldest apple tree in the Pacific Northwest and is considered the matriarch of Washington State’s apple industry. Despite floods, winds, drought, ice and snow, the tree has survived and continues to produce some fruit.

The Old Apple Tree Festival is presented by Urban Forestry, Bartlett Tree Experts, and the National Park Service. For more information about the Old Apple Tree Festival, call the City’s Urban Forestry office at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

Old Apple Tree’s 190th Birthday

Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree is 190 years old! The City of Vancouver invites the public to come celebrate at the annual Old Apple Tree Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. The free event takes places at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the I-5 Bridge near the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Bring your own clean apples and containers to participate in the free apple pressing. Also on tap at the family-friendly festival this year will be live music, tours of the Land Bridge, arts and crafts for kids and tree care workshops. Food will be available for purchase. The Urban Forestry Commission will also give away a limited number of tree cuttings from the Old Apple Tree.

Planted in 1826 at Fort Vancouver, Vancouver’s venerable Old Apple Tree is the oldest apple tree in the Pacific Northwest and is considered the matriarch of Washington State’s apple industry. Despite floods, winds, drought, ice and snow, the tree has survived and continues to produce some fruit.

The Old Apple Tree Festival is presented by Urban Forestry, Bartlett Tree Experts, and the National Park Service. For more information about the Old Apple Tree Festival, call the City’s Urban Forestry office at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

Old Apple Tree Festival

Celebrate the Old Apple Tree’s amazing 189 years of life at Vancouver’s annual Old Apple Tree Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the Interstate 5 Bridge within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Planted in 1826 at Fort Vancouver, Vancouver’s venerable Old Apple Tree this is the oldest apple tree in the Northwest and considered the matriarch of Washington State’s apple industry. Despite floods, winds, drought, ice and snow, the tree lives on, standing tall to greet visitors.

The free festival features live music, food, tours of the Land Bridge, arts and crafts for kids, tree care workshops, and free apple cider pressing. To participate in the apple cider pressing, bring your own clean apples and clean containers to take home your freshly pressed cider. The Urban Forestry Commission will also give away a limited number of tree cuttings from the Old Apple Tree.

The Old Apple Tree Festival is presented by the Urban Forestry Commission in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Urban Forestry, a Public Works Department program, Clark Public Utilities, Bartlett Tree Care, and the National Park Service. For more information about the Old Apple Tree Festival and Vancouver’s efforts to enhance the community’s trees and highlight the benefits they bring to residents and businesses, call Urban Forestry at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

Old Apple Tree Festival

Celebrate the Old Apple Tree’s amazing 189 years of life at Vancouver’s annual Old Apple Tree Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the Interstate 5 Bridge within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Planted in 1826 at Fort Vancouver, Vancouver’s venerable Old Apple Tree this is the oldest apple tree in the Northwest and considered the matriarch of Washington State’s apple industry. Despite floods, winds, drought, ice and snow, the tree lives on, standing tall to greet visitors.

The free festival features live music, food, tours of the Land Bridge, arts and crafts for kids, tree care workshops, and free apple cider pressing. To participate in the apple cider pressing, bring your own clean apples and clean containers to take home your freshly pressed cider. The Urban Forestry Commission will also give away a limited number of tree cuttings from the Old Apple Tree.

The Old Apple Tree Festival is presented by the Urban Forestry Commission in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Urban Forestry, a Public Works Department program, Clark Public Utilities, Bartlett Tree Care, and the National Park Service. For more information about the Old Apple Tree Festival and Vancouver’s efforts to enhance the community’s trees and highlight the benefits they bring to residents and businesses, call Urban Forestry at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

Old Apple Tree Festival

Celebrate the Old Apple Tree’s 188 years of life at Vancouver’s annual Old Apple Tree Festival, to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the I-5 Bridge within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This year, the free, family-friendly festival features live music by On a Lark, Another Shade of Bluegrass, and the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association. There will also be fruit tree pruning demonstrations, arts and crafts for kids, ask-the-arborist sessions, Fort Vancouver Land Bridge tours and on-site food vendors.

To participate in the apple cider pressing, bring your own clean apples and clean containers to take home your freshly pressed cider. You can also get a free cutting to start your own piece of history. Each year during the festival, the Urban Forestry Commission gives away approximately 200 cuttings from the Old Apple Tree. While it’s challenging to successfully propagate these cuttings, it is possible. The commission would like to know how many people are able to successfully propagate their cutting, so if you’ve managed it, bring your story or a photo of your Old Apple Tree; a map will show where descendants of the Old Apple Tree live. For more details, call Urban Forestry at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

Old Apple Tree Festival

OldAppleTreeIn 1826, the U.S.A. celebrated its 50th birthday, the American Temperance Society was founded, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died, and the oldest living apple tree in the Pacific Northwest was just a sprout. Planted in 1826, the noble Old Apple Tree is considered the matriarch of Washington State’s apple industry. It has withstood flood, wind, ice, snow, steady human encroachment and breakage of a major limb in 2009.

Celebrate the venerable tree’s 188 years of life at Vancouver’s annual Old Apple Tree Festival, to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the I-5 Bridge within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This year, the free, family-friendly festival features live music by On a Lark, Another Shade of Bluegrass, and the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association. There will also be fruit tree pruning demonstrations, arts and crafts for kids, ask-the-arborist sessions, Fort Vancouver Land Bridge tours and on-site food vendors.OldAppleTreeFest

To participate in the apple cider pressing, bring your own clean apples and clean containers to take home your freshly pressed cider. You can also get a free cutting to start your own piece of history. Each year during the festival, the Urban Forestry Commission gives away approximately 200 cuttings from the Old Apple Tree. While it’s challenging to successfully propagate these cuttings, it is possible. The commission would like to know how many people are able to successfully propagate their cutting, so if you’ve managed it, bring your story or a photo of your Old Apple Tree; a map will show where descendants of the Old Apple Tree live.

For more details, call Urban Forestry at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.