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Two people putting together protective tree cages

During the 2022-23 winter, the East Haddam Land Trust stewardship team removed decaying and dead spruce trees at their Ayers Preserve. The spruce was planted decades ago when the previous property owner wanted to start a Christmas tree farm. With consultation from CTDEEP on woodland restoration, volunteer efforts, and funding from the Lower Connecticut River Land Trust, slash walls were erected from the downed logs, invasive species were cleared out, and young oak trees were planted and protected by tree fences…

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Photo courtesy of East Haddam Land Trust