Adopters can take advantage of several options to learn how to prune apples trees in the Curran Orchard. Everyone is encouraged to view the below Power Point presentation before coming to the orchard.
When you arrive at the orchard, please check in at the barn located at the top of the gravel road via the Grandview Drive entrance. Recommended tools are hand pruners, loppers, pruning saws, work gloves, safety glasses, hats and raingear. NO LADDERS ARE ALLOWED. Some tools available at barn to borrow.
*2024 Pruning Dates – Free pruning parties are held on the following Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.
Master Gardeners and trained volunteers are available to provide guidance and assistance if needed.
February 3 & 17
March 2 & 16
People are welcome to prune at their convenience AFTER receiving appropriate instructions.
Local beekeeper Rick Mercier provides Mason Bees – the stingless little heroes that help pollinate the Curran Apple Orchard Park each year!
Rick has been raising these amazing PNWs very own, non-aggressive, and highly efficient pollinators for more than 15 years. With native bees in decline, it’s more important than ever to do our part. Check back for future class dates. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Also, don't miss Rick Mercier’s video on “How to ‘bee’ successful raising orchard mason bees” at “It’s all the Buzz.com”