Wilton Adopt a Tree Information

Tree Introduction for Adoption at Carnival Hill
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Wilton Conservation Commission has chosen some apple trees in the old orchard at our Carnival Hill for adopting candidates. You may prune your tree, and collect the crop.  These apples may be used for jams, preserves, pie fillings, cider and sauce...  You are welcomed to leave your crop for the birds etc... Nature’s critters are not concerned about appearance.

Carnival Hill is the former Whiting Family’s Hillsborough Dairy.  This orchard has not been in production for more than five years.  The trees will need extensive pruning for removal of damaged wood.  They are relatively tall trees.  Small step ladders may be helpful as well as hand pruning equipment.  Bring your own equipment.  No spraying of trees will be permitted.

If you are interested in being assigned a tree or attending a hand-on experience on how to prune an apple tree, please contact Spencer Brookes, trees@backpacker.com.

Directions to Carnival Hill, Wilton, NH

  • From Manchester take RT 101W to the end of the Milford by-pass. Stay on 101W 
  • If traveling from Manchester, you will pass Bedford, Amherst, Milford next will be Wilton. 
  • There will be three traffic lights. (1) At Police Barracks (2) at corner by Granite Bank (3) just after Dunkin Donuts 
  • At traffic light (2) there is a left turn. You are still on RT 101W. 
  • At Dunkin Donuts stay in right lane 
  • Take right at light (3) for Wilton Business District. 
  • About .7 mile, just after Wilton Fire Station, takes a right up a hill between two rock walls.  You are on Park Street. 
  • See below:  From Park St.

From Peterborough take RT 101E 

  • Turn at sign for Wilton Business District RT 31S 
  • A second bridge which is on Main Street, take a right, then a quick left 
  • Go up behind Town Hall on Maple Street 
  • Take second right at first stop sign on to Park Street

From Park Street 

  • At the end of Park Street <.1 miles take a right, up Whiting Hill Rd. 
  • At the crest of the hill on the left there is a gated dirt road on the right there is space to park on the side of the road.  Please respect our neighbors do not park in their yards or block driveways. 
  • The orchard is on the left side of Whiting Hill Rd.

Carnival Hill was made possible by an LCHIP grant.
New Hampshire Land & Community Heritage Investment Program Established by the NH Legislature in 2000.
Wilton Conservation Commission, Town Hall, PO Box 83, Wilton, NH 03086.
Email for this project is trees@backpacker.com.