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Opinion: Pick up fall fruit and save the bears

Please, I beg of you, if you are not going to harvest and eat them, please pick them off the tree and the ground, and dispose of them.
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(via Flickr/Bess Sadler)

This is a reminder to all the people in Prince George who have fruit trees on their properties. I am assuming that you are growing them strictly for the beauty of their blossoms and not for  the mature fruit, because, as I take my daily one-hour walks about town, I am appalled by the amount of apples on the ground and still on the trees, enticing the bears to a feast of astronomical proportions.

Please, I beg of you, if you are not going to harvest and eat them, please pick them off the tree and the ground, and dispose of them any one of a number of ways: eat them, give them away, (I under stand that our local winery will actually send pickers to your place to retrieve your unwanted fruit!), compost  them in proper composting containers,  or put them in the garbage (on garbage day!), as that’s better than them ending up as bear-bait.

Thank you for doing your part for my rage level, but mostly for the bears.

Shirley A. Shorter

Prince George