The Ideal Cherry Tree
The tree here shown was selected by Mr. Burbank as representing his ideal of a cherry tree. It will be seen that the tree is low and spreading, so that the fruit may readily be plucked by a man standing on the ground or on a low step ladder. This form represents the modern idea in contrast with the old idea that the trunk of the tree should be bare of branches to the height of several feet.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 2 Chapter 7