Earthworms Doctor Trees



Sick and ailing trees can sometimes be made healthy again by earthworms.

Earthworm casts are full of nutrition for plants. In southern California, George Hahn, with Tree and Plant Rescue, is saving trees that have been attacked by bark beetles.

The trees are not receiving the nutrition they need from the soil, so by adding earthworm casts and compost, the trees are being nursed back to health.

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