Elms Get a Shave and a Haircut

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Seven elm trees on Main Street were recently treated to a tree’s version of a trip to the barbershop. Pruning and shaping trees while they are young will help them develop into the strong and stately trees of the future. It’s these inexpensive cuts made early on that can make all the difference.

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A tree trimmer works to make a beautiful tree even more beautiful.

The Suffield Tree Committee first began planting new disease resistant ‘Princeton’ elms in 2008, followed by more additions in 2015. In 2017 the ‘Jefferson’ elm, a newer, hardier variety, was added to the mix. All the trees are doing well.

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