Tree Planting by Manchester Water Works
For the purpose of eradicating the white pine blister, so-called, by the destruction of wild currant and gooseberry bushes on city-owned land, the Manchester, N. H., water works has joined with the State Forestry Department and the federal government, the work to be done under the direction of the state forester. The water works contributes $100 to this fund, the state of New Hampshire an equal amount, and the Federal government $200. This sum, it is believed, will be sufficient to accomplish the object desired to be attained. The water
works has planted 350,000 white pines since 1913 and will add to this number this year. The potential value of the reforestation is beyond estimate and it is regarded as very desirable that the young trees be protected from the “blister” which has been so destructive in pine-growing sections of New England.