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Food forest pests

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

I think a food forest in the middle of a city neighborhood is a wonderful idea; however, all the ramifications of fruit trees must be considered ("A Forest of Food Planned for City," Nov. 15).

I know that one of the Philadelphia city orchards became a haven and home to many families of rats. Rats love fruit. A summer vegetable garden and perennial garden sound wonderful, and other types of trees, such as the hazelnut tree, may be a better idea in the long run.

 

SHEILA FLAVIN
Westwood

 

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