Today was a big tree planting day for the Upper Valley Apple Corps, a corps of volunteers planting fruit trees on public land in the Upper Valley. The produce will be free for the picking by everyone.
David Kano of West Lebanon teamed up with Allyn Field of Lebanon, and Henry Homeyer (Valley News “Gardening Guy”) to plant two pear trees at Kilton Library in West Lebanon, and a Granny Smith apple tree at the Lebanon Library. Each tree is adopted by someone who will care for it in its early years, most importantly watering and pruning it when needed. The Apple Corps goal is to organize all the resources needed to plant and care for 250 trees by summer of 2015. 38 trees will be planted this week.
There are many ways for the Upper Valley to be moving toward greater food self-reliance and this is certainly one of them! If you would like to donate or adopt a tree, see the Apple Corps website.