The Scotch broom plant is most vulnerable when in bloom. Now is the best time to cut at ground level, or below if possible, while broom is in bloom – in late April or May. The drought stressed plants will die in the summer’s heat.
The Comox Valley Broom Busters were out cutting again at Cumberland’s Rotary Orchard Park on Comox Lake Road along with Cumberland Rotary Centennial’s spring clean up of the park over the weekend.
Orchard Park is located at the west end of Dunsmuir Avenue (Camp Road). The Village acquired Orchard Park in the fall of 2012; prior to this, the local Rotary club lead maintenance and clean up of the orchard and surrounding area. The Rotary continues to be involved in park maintenance.
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