Orchard Volunteering Day

On Sunday 30 May 2021 we got together to spruce up the orchard and put the advice from Colin Carpenter’s tree pruning workshop in February into practice. Some photos from the day.

Enthusiastic group of volunteers getting ready to tackle the job
Enthusiastic group of volunteers getting ready to tackle the job.
Hacking away at the turf around the trunk of a fruit tree to create a circle free of grass and weeds.
Hacking away at the turf around the trunk of a fruit tree to create a circle free of grass and weeds.
Job done. This tree has a nice circle of mulch around it which will retain moisture and aid growth.
Job done. This tree has a nice circle of mulch around it which will retain moisture and aid growth.
A closer look at the cleared circle around a trunk.
A closer look at the cleared circle around a trunk.