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.
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
UPCOMING WINTER EVENTS
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.
FRUIT TREE PRUNING:
Saturday, March 14
10:30 am at 27 Oread Place