On Sunday we began the slow task of laying a woodchip mulch down around each of the trees. Although it may be a bit early in the Spring for this its an important task for this particular orchard as its a very heavy clay prone to water logging. Woodchips will bring up an army of our Earthworm friends, to dig water and air channels in the soil for us. Woodchips have magical properties which are only now being found out.
A great example of this can be seen in the following movie: