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Apple tree in Ann Arbor broken by a heavy crop

Apple Rebound

A bumper crop burdens local trees

posted 11/6/2013

"Apples are pretty tough," says Dale Lesser, who's grown them commercially for more than forty years at Lesser Farms in Dexter Township. "It's amazing that you can have an apple tree with twenty-plus bushels of apples. That's more than 800 pounds. How could a tree hold that much weight?"

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