Trim, trim-iny, trim-trim tra-roo
Dennis Laffan (in tree), of North River, guided nine budding tree pruners through the basics of rejuvenating old apple trees. The hands-on tree pruning workshop sponsored and funded by the Cape North Farmers Marker, took place at The Markland in Dingwall the morning of May 5. Participants learned how to prune, fertilize, and shape young apple trees. The workshop included a brief history lesson about apple trees in Nova Scotia since their introduction in the 1800s, the uses of different kinds of apples and the value of old varieties over new ones. Participant Claudia Gahlinger said Laffan’s workshop has people interested in holding a follow-up workshop on grafting and perhaps forming a local apple tree crew to go around taming wild apple trees. Follow Cape North Farmer's Market on Facebook or email email@example.com for upcoming workshops. Submitted photo.