New Tree of 40 Fruit Installed

White blossoms and green leaves are part of the Tree of 40 Fruit piece by artist Sam Van Aken on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Artist Sam Van Aken returned to KSAT two weekends ago to replace his Tree of 40 Fruit planted in 2016.

Hungry deer had distressed the tree, explains Jim Toia, KSAT executive director and curator. City of Easton workers removed it and dug a new hole for the replacement tree on adjacent ground. Workers also erected temporary fencing to protect the new tree; permanent fencing will be installed in the future.

Van Aken previously planted smaller trees with a few stone fruits at the top of the same hill that have fared better.