Thursday, April 12, 2018
Pruning Workshop at Langlais Sculpture Preserve April 28th
Stanley and Long both have extensive experience with pruning and will discuss tools, safety, and reasons for pruning, and demonstrate various pruning techniques. There will be opportunity for hands-on practice as well.
The Langlais Sculpture Preserve, a 90-acre property, was the former home of Maine artist Bernard Langlais, and his wife, Helen. The Land Trust is restoring the remains of a small orchard on the Preserve, and is eager to engage fellow arbor enthusiasts in the process. Skills from the workshop can also be applied to fruit tree crops on participants’ own properties.
Participants should bring sturdy boots and clothing, eye protection, gloves, and hand tools (labeled) if available. Donations to support the Land Trust and its’ programs at Langlais are welcome, as is becoming a member. The rain date is Sunday April 29th, also from 10 to noon.
The Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region and receives 90% of its support from individual donors. For additional activities and more information, visit georgesriver.org or phone (207) 594-5166.
Photo 1: Remains of Bernard and Helen Langlais’ apple orchard at Langlais Sculpture Preserve