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Trimming off the mummies as spring nears
Pruning season has arrived for fruit trees. Warren resident and orchardist Peter Montgomery offered some tips to The Lakeville Journal for healthy, productive fruit trees. He emphasized essential elements of successful fruit tree care: pruning, fertilizing and spraying.
“Now is the time to inspect your trees for damage, dead wood and ‘mummies’,” Montgomery said. Mummies, or old, shriveled fruit still on the tree from the previous season, can be especially dangerous as they often harbor pathogens.