It seems like the apple trees were blossoming only yesterday, but it's already time to fruit thin. Fruit thinning helps get larger fruit more consistently, with less strain on the tree. Doing it as soon as possible positively affects next year's crop, but it can be helpful at any stage. There will be a demonstration of proper fruit thinning technique and a discussion about it. We will also be staking trees for anyone who had the desire to swing a mallet.
This will be a good learning event as well as a wonderful way to help out Baltimore's historic gem. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and hang out after the event. Also, Docs in the Park will be having a kid friendly event in the park from 11am-3pm, so for those with kids that could be a lovely thing to do. Hope to see you out there!
Bring: water, sun protection, gloves, sturdy footwear
Optional: stake driver, pruning shears