135 New fruit trees in the border community!

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Juan Rascon, Melissa Reyes and Juana Flores helped transport fruit saplings from Casas Grandes north to the border community of Puerto Palomas.

Fruit trees have so many benefits! Yes, they

  • look lovely when they bloom.
  • provide nutritious fruit to harvest each year, and
  • provide much needed shade in the desert.

2020 Fruit Trees Report

Each year since 2017, Border Partners has purchased fruit tree saplings to plant around the community. Late in August, Juana Flores, our garden coordinator and Melissa Reyes, General Manager, drove to Casas Grandes, Chihuahua to pick up 135 trees for this year’s planting.

Border Partners publicized that these young trees were available to the community. Now, local families have planted all the newly-purchased pear, peach, plum and pomegranate trees  in their yards.

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Each family received detailed instructions about how to plant and care for the fledgling trees. This helps ensure that the fruit trees will bear well in the future.

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Newly purchased fruit trees will add 135 to the number of saplings Border Partners has brought to Palomas over the years. This tree is already producing abundantly.

 

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