FRIENDS of the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard in Mill Street literally carried out a post-pruning clean-up on Saturday September 11, 2021.
The Friends group worked alongside community volunteers and members of the Lions Club of Toora to pick up, load and remove about 15 trailers’ worth of pruned branches and twigs from throughout the orchard.
Friends’ president Meryl Agars said a group of local teenagers also called in to the orchard during the working bee and stayed to help.
“The young people did a really great job and had an absolute ball!” she said.
“We want to say thank-you to all of the 20 or so people who attended our working bee, especially the teenagers.”
Meryl said that judging by the appearance of the pear trees and their early spring growth, “it looks like we will have a very good crop of fruit this season.
“We’re already looking forward to our annual Pear Party in March 2022,” she said.
“Visitors are always welcome to drop in and have a look at the Heritage Pear Orchard during the year and to see just how many different varieties we have.”