Arborists and Fruit Trees - A Love/Hate Relationship

Jayne Lacy is an arborist in Portland, OR – and a self-declared “crazy tree owner of 30 fruit trees”. She knows first-hand that arborists aren’t always excited to work on customers’ apple,  pear, cherry and other fruit trees.

That’s because while arborists easily know what to do with oaks, elms and other native and ornamental trees, fruit trees are much more demanding and need specialist hands on care.

And fruit tree owners also have high expectations. They want their trees to be beautiful and healthy. And they also want a generous and delicious harvest of organic fruit.

In this video Jayne talks about arborists and their “love/hate relationship with fruit trees”. And she explains why she has overcome that to grow her own beautiful organic fruit trees successfully.

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