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Soil and water conservation district hosts renovating old apple trees workshop

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — On March 3 the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) hosted Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Orchard Specialist CJ Walke for a renovating old apple trees workshop. This in-demand and hands-on workshop was enjoyed by 30 participants, who spent the day learning how to maintain older trees and work step-by-step to bring them back into production.

This workshop was the fourth installment in an orcharding series the PCSWCD has been offering and will continue to offer. For more information about this workshop or any program, event or workshop offered by the district, please contact 564-2321 ext. 3 or info@piscataquisswcd.org or go to www.piscataquisswcd.org.

Photo courtesy of PCSWCD
PROPER PRUNING — Presenter CJ Walke, orchard specialist from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, instructs participants about proper pruning techniques for older fruit trees at the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s renovating old apple trees workshop on March 3.

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