Orchard Volunteering Day We got together to spruce up the orchard and put the advice from Colin Carpenter’s tree pruning workshop into practice. Some photos from the day. Enthusiastic group of volunteers getting ready to tackle the job. Hacking away at the turf around the trunk of a fruit tree to create a circle free of grass and weeds. Job done. This tree has a nice circle of mulch around it which will retain moisture and aid growth. A closer look at the cleared circle around the trunk.