Over 20 volunteers turned out on the last Sunday of March to complete the annual pruning of the orchard .
A good maintenance session. One group busied themselves tying down the branches of trees. This will encourage a good shape as they grow this summer and in year’s to come. The other group fitted the first of our super-tough ground mats under one of the benches. We’re going to put these under the benches and […]
A beautiful August afternoon at the Histon and Impington Community Orchard, and lots achieved at the maintenance session. Trees watered and sprayed with organic Aston tree wash. Tree information signs put up. Paths mown. And ragwort removed. Lots of ragwort removed. Thanks to all who came along.
Phil Scott, with his incredible knowledge and enthusiasm for growing and maintaining trees, led a most informative and enjoyable pruning workshop. We started by attending to the apple trees at the orchard which had been planted over the last two years. After being tutored by Phil we grew in confidence to take on pruning the […]
A rain-free morning enabled a variety of work to take place at the orchard. Thank you to everyone involved in the removal of ragwort, a vast quantity was pulled up and taken away. Children enjoyed planting out wildflowers that had been sown at the bird-ringing event earlier in the year. The opportunity was also taken […]