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In 2016 volunteers of the Havre de Grace Green Team started planting food-producing trees and berry bushes in the city’s Todd Park located on Seneca Avenue.  New plantings have been added each year, including 13 this year bringing the total to 32 trees and bushes.  Serviceberries, paw-paws and high-bush blueberries are growing alongside peach, cherry, and apple cultivars.  As the plants mature over the next few years they will produce fruit that can be picked by anyone in the community.  Serviceberry trees and blueberry bushes have already produced fruit. 
 
We’d like your help in maintaining the Food Forest by joining our new Adopt-A-Tree campaign started this year.  We already have nine volunteers who have committed to taking care of 13 of the trees.  Adopting a tree does not involve any outlay of money.  It just requires a few minutes of your time periodically to check on your tree and give it a little tender loving care (TLC).  The TLC involves keeping weeds away from the trunk, mulching with woodchips, watering when necessary, and bringing any issues to the attention of the Food Forest project manager, Zach Poitras.
 
The Green Team believes that planting and caring for trees benefits those of us living today and future generations.  Trees clean the air and provide shade, food, habitat for wildlife, visual beauty, and enhanced property values, and the list goes on.  If you agree with these sentiments, please join the ranks of our adopters by contacting the Green Team at hdggreenteam@gmail.com to get started with our campaign.

 

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