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Parr Orchard Project - Taos, NM

Taos celebrated Arbor Day 2015 by transforming an asphalt parking lot into a thriving orchard at Parr Elementary School. The project was energized with strong community involvement, with leadership from Ben Wright and the Taos Heartwood Coalition and support from numerous local businesses and organizations, Taos Schools, and the Town of Taos. Volunteers planted 25 fruit trees, 13 pollinator shrubs, 10 clusters of Taos Gold Apricots, and cover crop, and installed a drip irrigation system. The NM State Forestry Releaf Grant and the Los Jardineros Grant provided financial backing for the project. The Orchard will be an important part of the schools’ curriculum, involving students in pruning and maintenance, and providing valuable hands-on ecological learning opportunities and stewardship experiences. Congratulations to everyone who made this exciting project possible! We can’t wait to see how the orchard grows.

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Late fall colors in Albuquerque due to mild temps - Bryan Suhr on KRQE13

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Many in Albuquerque have gotten a longer look than usual at the fall colors this year. With the leaves staying on many of the trees, the rakes have stayed in the shed.

On the University of New Mexico’s campus, many of the trees are not just full of leaves but many of those leaves have stayed perfectly green.

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