February 9th winter pruning work party

A number of new as well as seasoned volunteers showed up for the winter pruning work party on February 9th. We were pleased that a number of trees had already been pruned. Work party leader Bob Baines shared his approach on winter pruning with those looking for expert guidance. Several of us got involved in either moving large quantities of mulch up to a number of the trees or clearing away the large Oregon Grape growth above the Piper’s Orchard information sign, which has blocked a clear view of the orchard from that vantage point. Good job, everyone. Thanks!

Bob discusses winter pruning with some of the volunteers.

Bob discusses winter pruning with some of the volunteers.

Bruce MacLean is pruning his "adopted" King apple tree.

Bruce is pruning his “adopted” King apple tree.

Pruning and mulching.

Pruning and mulching.

Ready for another load of mulch.

Will’s ready for another load of mulch.

Some good results. And enough twigs left over to make a wreath.

Some good results for Meriam and Dave. And enough twigs left over to make a wreath.

 

Wilma and Bob review the pruning job.

Wilma and Bob review the pruning job.

Check out the improved visibility of the orchard from the information sign.

Check out the improved visibility of the orchard from the information sign.

 

 

 

 

 

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