4-H Orchard

Western Maryland 4-H Education and Research Center –  University of Maryland

Founded: 2008

4H Camp Rd, Swanton, Garrett County, Maryland  – Google map

Challenges: Poor soils and cool climate have slowed tree growth.  Trees were further damaged by deer after failure of the fencing caused by heavy snow.  As a result, the outer fence has been removed and a special effort is being made to save 17 of the best remaining trees by protecting them within individual fences.   For the latest 2020 inventory click here.

Shelley Packard – Steward, Master Gardener
Linda Harris – Mountain Laurel Garden Club
Ann Sherrard – Extension educator, U of Md

Plantings: (Note: Source of resistance – pink=Clapper, blue=Musick)