OK, the apple trees in the ‘Jubilee Plantation’ in The Common are looking a bit bare in winter, but it won’t be long before they will need to be given a ‘winter pruning’, the first session pencilled in for the morning of 04 March.
Organiser Jo Ripley is calling for volunteers to help. There are several groups of trees to be pruned – the Jubilee Plantation on The Common, Rogers Meadow and then more in Wye House gardens, Waitrose car park and in the churchyards of St Mary’s and St Peter’s.
The first pruning will be on The Common and then Rogers Meadow, and as the pic shows there are quite a few trees needing a prune. The second pruning morning, the following week on 11 March will cover all the other trees that comprise Marlborough’s Community Orchard.
Each pruning session will start at 09:30 and aim to finish by 12:30. Jo told marlborough.news: “We’d welcome people to join us for as short or long a time as they want, and it’s also a great opportunity to pick up pruning tips because we have a qualified horticulturist supervising the sessions.” For further information contact the Community Orchard team on email@example.com