Orchard/timber working bee

Posted by Laurel at 10:32 am

I wasn’t there for the June 12 working bee, but I’m told that most of the macrocarpa timber is now stacked and covered, and that people were puzzling and planting in the piece of land fenced off to become the first bit of the orchard.
The orchard committee, meeting twice at the Rutland cafe, has decided the shared orchard will spread across the north facing lower slopes of Elm Ridge. Only one section of it is sheep proof so far.
People can now start planting their own trees in their own agreed rows, grading them to make sure they won’t obscure the view from the ridge top. An early task is to get the donated Monty’s Surprise apple trees in, planted across the bottom of the orchard as they are likely to be pretty tall.