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Plant Apple Trees At Train Stations

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At any train station, or tube station or tram station or metro or whatever weirdly named variant is prevalent wherever you are, plant apple trees growing nearby outside, wherever possible. Lots of them. Lots of apple trees, just outside the station.
Ian Tindale, May 19 2018

Images of Kyoto train station https://duckduckgo....ax=images&ia=images
Really rather splendid! [DrBob, May 22 2018]

Dig for Victory https://en.wikipedi...wiki/Victory_garden
Surprisingly successful [8th of 7, May 24 2018]

Japanese Rail Pass https://www.jrailpass.com/
Available for tourists only & fantastic value. [DrBob, May 24 2018]

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       What about pear trees? Or banana trees in tropical climates? Also, I find ferns quite soothing. And we need to encourage kids to rediscover the art of climbing trees, for which some species are better suited than others. I mean species of tree, not species of kids. Hazel is also a good idea, at least for people who like nuts and happen to remember to bring a nutcracker with them. And none of this will be productive in spring or summer, so we need some other species to fill that gap.   

       All in all, I think anyone who suggests we not be allowed to plant anything except apple trees is little better than a scoundrel. Shame on you, [Ian Tindale].   

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MaxwellBuchanan, May 19 2018
  

       Hawthorne has cardioprotective effects. Perhaps people could munch a few leaves or fruits to reduce cardiovascular stress from late commuting.   

       also, I do not see where this is different than "plant trees near things" which people already do.
beanangel, May 19 2018
  

       <Statler & Waldorf disclaimer/>   

       // happen to remember to bring a nutcracker with them //   

       If the tree is adjacent to a rail line, then a highly effective nut-cracking system is readily available.   

       The amount of edible material recovered from the process may, however, be quite small.
8th of 7, May 19 2018
  

       Actually, it is but a style variant of “do things near things”, which is related to “putting things on top of other things”, which are all a subfamily of “do stuff” and related to the genus “just, you know, shit and stuff”.
Ian Tindale, May 19 2018
  

       There is a nut tree near my nearest DLR station. A cobnut tree, which seems to be like a hazelnut tree. You can pick the nuts off in the autumn and consume them, once cracked.
Ian Tindale, May 19 2018
  

       There’s also fig trees outside Towel Hill station on the District lion.
Ian Tindale, May 19 2018
  

       They would quickly become Toilet-trees.
AusCan531, May 19 2018
  

       Puzzle question: what's the difference between a train and a tree?
Answer will be posted here sometime tomorrow.
xenzag, May 19 2018
  

       Is this a relating question about experiencing the sight of fruit fall?
wjt, May 19 2018
  

       One is stationary while leaving.   

       You don't have to pay fifty quid to sit in a tree.
DrBob, May 20 2018
  

       One of them might, if you're lucky, end up going somewhere useful?
Wrongfellow, May 20 2018
  

       Answer to train/tree difference puzzle that no one solved: A train leaves its shed, but a tree sheds its leaves. Ha [two fries came close]
xenzag, May 20 2018
  

       "Trains are delayed this morning by the wrong kind of fruit on the line"
hippo, May 20 2018
  

       Go by train, avoid the jam.
Ian Tindale, May 20 2018
  

       Trains in the UK are so laughably slow and infrequent that trees often grow on the lines between each journey.
xenzag, May 20 2018
  

       New train oil cider line, anyone?
wjt, May 20 2018
  

       // so laughably slow and infrequent //   

       Really ? We have not observed a significant amount of levity at most railway stations; much the reverse … settled gloom, frustration, even despair - but not laughter.
8th of 7, May 20 2018
  

       For a long time I’ve realised that different routes within London have quite different characters and moods. Some are distinctly unhappy, others not. Many years ago I started to choose my route, where variations and options exist, purely based on the overall happiness rather than the shortest or quickest route.
Ian Tindale, May 20 2018
  

       // I started to choose my route ... based on the overall happiness //   

       That would be the shortest route out of the city, then ...
8th of 7, May 20 2018
  

       Really? I’d have thought the further from London you go, the less civilised things are. There are even places where it is impossible to actually go from place to place by Apple Pay on an oyster reader. The only alternative is to spend excessive amounts on local taxis or perhaps wait half a day for a bus through the country lanes, which probably takes plenty of those ‘coin’ things people used to use.
Ian Tindale, May 20 2018
  

       That sounds both complicated and expensive. Do you not simply ring the bell for a footman, and instruct him to tell a chauffeur to bring your conveyance of choice to a nearby door ?
8th of 7, May 20 2018
  

       //frustration, even despair - but not laughter.// The merriment is from me every time I use this rancid system (most unreliable, overcrowded and most expensive in the entire world) and compare it to the simply wonderful Japanese Rail.
xenzag, May 20 2018
  

       // simply wonderful Japanese Rail //   

       They've done marvelously well since 1945 ... amazing how much good a couple of little fission devices, carefully placed, can do.   

       Just think how much better they might be if we donated a few more ... a dot and a dab, here and there ...
8th of 7, May 20 2018
  

       //... amazing how much good a couple of little fission devices, carefully placed, can do.//   

       I think 8th is suggesting nuking London to improve public transportation again.   

       I might make up some 8/7 bingo cards.
Loris, May 21 2018
  

       No, Japan ... besides, there's nothing that can be done to improve London other than starting again somewhere else, preferably on a different planet in another star system.   

       And even then it will most likely be crap.
8th of 7, May 21 2018
  

       I have to second xenzag's comment about the Japanese railways. I found them to be awesome. As for the main station in Kyoto; linky!
DrBob, May 22 2018
  

       There you are, see, it needs apple trees. If you entered an orchard which contained the station, it’d be a nice start to the day and a nice finish too.
Ian Tindale, May 22 2018
  

       Re Japanese Rail. It's 450km from Tokyo to Kyoto, a journey which the Shikansen (bullet) train completes in less than two and a half hours. There is a train serving this route every ten minutes! The combined lateness of all Japanese trains is measured in seconds per year. These are just a few of the statistics that characterise the simply wonderful J.R. system...... and it's quite cheap to use - about a third of the price of the UK's rotten crumbling, bungling chaotic rubbish.
xenzag, May 22 2018
  

       Yes, but that sort of speed is only possible because "Kyoto" and "Tokyo" are anagrams of eachother. If there were a rail line from London to Odnöln, it'd be pretty slick.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 22 2018
  

       // 450km ... in less than two and a half hours //   

       A B-29 Superfortress - cruise speed 467 km/h, armed up - can do that in under an hour.   

       Long haul over the ocean from Tinian, mind ...
8th of 7, May 22 2018
  

       //and it's quite cheap to use - about a third of the price of the UK's// - no it isn't. A one-way Tokyo to Kyoto ticket costs about £100. An on-the-day (i.e. not advance) fare from London to Durham (about the same distance costs £136.
hippo, May 23 2018
  

       That's because the London-Kyoto and London-Tokyo distances are very similar - effectively moving along the base of an isoceles triangle - whereas the London-Durham trip is definitely moving the traveller further away from London, thus offering significantly greater value.
8th of 7, May 23 2018
  

       If I had my way, all plants within cities would be either fruiting, flowering, or shading... in that order.
'We' pay for their upkeep. They should provide more than shade.
  

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       //all plants within cities would be either fruiting, flowering, or shading// - I think I'd allow public parks to be planted with vegetables too, and have herds of sheep to keep the grass short instead of using a lawnmower.
hippo, May 24 2018
  

       The garden of energy-den sounds like it's on its way.   

       Materials are needed that handle root strength, then I can plant plants at those architectural termini.
wjt, May 24 2018
  

       // I think I'd allow public parks to be planted with vegetables too, and have herds of sheep to keep the grass short instead of using a lawnmower. //   

       Baked & WKTE; The "Dig for Victory" campaign during WW2. <link>   

       " ... sports fields and golf courses were requisitioned ... Sometimes a sports field was left as it was but used for sheep-grazing instead of being mown."
8th of 7, May 24 2018
  

       //the London-Durham trip is definitely moving the traveller further away from London//

...but no closer to civilisation.

//A one-way Tokyo to Kyoto ticket costs about £100//

Ah, but unlimited travel for a fortnight using a Japan Rail Pass costs just over 300 quid. Go where you like, when you like at (more or less) whatever speed you like. Whereas a quick visit to the National Rail website tells me that a London to Brighton 7 day season ticket is 110 quid & take your chances on what train you'll be catching (if any).
DrBob, May 24 2018
  

       ...unless you live there. The Rail Pass is only for tourists. I agree, it's a great deal though and I have taken many happy shinkansen journeys using one.
hippo, May 24 2018
  

       Well of course. :)
I never let the facts stand in the way of a good argument.
DrBob, May 24 2018
  

       // I started to choose my route ... based on the overall happiness //   

       That's a good idea for an app / Google Maps overlay.
marklar, May 24 2018
  
      
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