The Baranov Museum’s apple tree produced fruit for the first time in decades. The tree is probably more than 100 years old. A late 1920s photo of the area shows a small apple tree that looked about 15 years old. Pat Holmes, with the Kodiak Historical Society, said he couldn’t remember a time during his decades in Kodiak that it has produced fruit. He theorizes that the warm early spring with few storms was a major factor. The City of Kodiak sent a man lift and Public Works employees to the museum to pick the apples.
(Julie Herrmann photo)