From the Worcester Tree Initiative …

Fruit Tree Guards: Keep rodents and deer away!

Even in Worcester rodents and deer can destroy fruit trees.  Fruit tree wood is a tasty treat in the middle of winter.  If your trees are planted close to a wooded area, you may want to install tree guards like the ones used on the top of Newton Hill. To make: Simply cut plastic pipes and wire them closed to prevent girdling of trees.

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Worcester Fun Fact

….”According to one map of Worcester in 1776, a huge, old elm grew at the corner of today’s Main and Pleasant Streets – a tree so respected it was left standing as the town developed roads around it; hence, the reason, though the elm is long gone, why Pleasant is slightly offset from Front Street.” – Evelyn Herwitz

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UPCOMING WINTER EVENTS

JANUARY

ORCHARDS WORKSHOP (Part II):

Saturday, Jan 24

11:30 am – 1:30 pm in the Saxe Room at the Worcester Public Library, Salem Square

QUINSIGAMOND VILLAGE MEETING:

Wednesday, January 21

8 am – 9 am at Ameripride Corporation at 280 Greenwood St.

MARCH
FRUIT TREE PRUNING:

Saturday, March 14

10:30 am at 27 Oread Place