The Johnny Appleseed Orchard received some fall clean up work this week, as workers and volunteers helped to prepare the site for winter. Weeding, edging of the planting beds and other maintenance efforts were undertaken on Saturday, November 19th. The Orchard will receive some additional attention this week, including the installation of rodent protection around the trunks of the trees in order to keep animals from eating the bark over the cold winter.
Pruning of the Orchard is planned for February, when cold temperatures make it ideal for removing unwanted branching on the fruit trees. The Orchard contains over 30 fruit trees, fruit producing bushes and flowering perennials.