WATERFORD – Re-energizing forgotten and struggling woodland apple trees will be the topic of Western Maine SWOAM’s first outdoor meeting of the season at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Gary & Lori Hill farm.

Together with the Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District, the local chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine has invited apple enthusiast Joe Dembeck to discuss methods and tools to manage these forgotten trees so they can prosper.

“Even if these trees may be wild or have not been cultivated in years, they can still provide huge benefits to wildlife,” said Dembeck, executive director of the Somerset County Soil & Water Conservation District.

The 9-11 a.m. workshop is free and open to the public. The farm is at 162 Sawin Hill Road, off Route 118, about 12 miles from Norway. SWOAM signs will be posted.

Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8:30 a.m.

For more information call Rich Merk at 415-1628 or email [email protected]

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