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November 8, 2019
Community Orchard Projects that Inspire

Learn about some of the top community orchard projects that are blooming across North America.

July 1, 2019
Growing Apple Trees - The Easy Way

When it comes to growing apple trees, there is a hard way and an easy way. Learn all about it in this blog post.

July 17, 2018
Fertilizer Focus: Do Fruit Trees Need Helpful Bacteria?

Do fruit trees need probiotics? Learn about the development of bio-fertilizers in this blog.

Planting and Young Fruit Tree Care

July 1, 2019
Growing Apple Trees - The Easy Way

When it comes to growing apple trees, there is a hard way and an easy way. Learn all about it in this blog post.

October 16, 2016
How To Prepare Fruit Trees For Winter

How to prepare your fruit trees for winter? Find out in this blog and in our free eBook.

May 27, 2016
Bare Root Trees - When to Plant Them?

When to plant bare root trees? The best time to plant bare root trees is in the spring or fall when the trees are dormant. But planting day weather conditions make a difference.

Fruit Tree Pruning

April 20, 2018
Why Prune Fruit Trees?

Why prune fruit trees? Find out in this mini-video!

April 12, 2018
Exploring the Pruning Tools of History

There is an old saying..."You are only as good as the tools you use" and that's very true for fruit tree pruning tools as well?

February 16, 2018
When to prune fruit trees

Wondering when to prune fruit trees? In this blog we explore which trees benefit most from winter pruning and when summer pruning is best.

Fruit Tree Soil and Fertility Management

March 16, 2017
Fertilizer Focus: Is Chicken Manure Good For Fruit Trees

Is chicken manure good for fruit trees? Not always. Read this blog to find on when to use this popular fertilizer.

October 23, 2015
Fertilizer Focus: Autumn Leaves as Fruit Tree Fertilizer

How to turn fallen leaves in one of the best types of mulch for your fruit trees.

October 15, 2015
How are Your Cherry Trees? How to Beat Bacterial Canker

Have you got little bits of oozing goop coming out of nooks and crannies on your cherry tree? It might be bacterial canker. What do you do about it?

PolyCulture Orchard Design

January 25, 2018
Fruit Tree Care Through The Seasons

When it comes to growing fruit trees, what do you do and when? Check out this infographic!

May 8, 2017
Jesuit Pear Trees - Is it time to bring back this heirloom tree?

Jesuit Pear Trees produce pears that are sweet, spicy and very rare. This cultivar has been growing in North America since the 1700s and it is disease resistant. Is it time for a Jesuit Pear revival?

November 11, 2016
Dwarf cherry tree or cherry shrub? Which is better for your garden?

Dwarf cherry tree? Or cherry shrub? Which is a better choice for your small garden?

Fruit Tree PESTS AND DISEASE

October 16, 2017
Getting to know the bugs in your orchard

Getting to know the bugs in your orchard is critical if you're going to be able to care for your fruit trees. Get a glimpse into their world in this blog.

September 22, 2017
Learn to Read Tree Leaves to Prevent Tree Health Problems

Tree leaves can indicate nutritional deficiencies and pest and disease problems. Learn how to understand what they are saying.

September 15, 2016
Bug Busting Orchard Sox Experiment

Comparing bug busting orchard sox, sandwich bags and gift bags...which offer better protection for apple trees against insect pests?

Enjoying the harvest

April 18, 2018
Fruit Quality and Cold Storage

How to keep fruit fresh through the winter? Learn about cold storage and controlled atmosphere storage in this video.

November 17, 2016
Pressing Apple Cider: A Family Affair

For some families harvesting their apple trees and pressing apple cider is a family tradition. Meet author Steve Biggs and his family on a cider pressing day.

November 2, 2016
How to Make Hard Cider

Learn how to make hard cider, in three easy steps with Ben Watson, Author of Cider Hard and Sweet.

trees in our communities

November 8, 2019
Community Orchard Projects that Inspire

Learn about some of the top community orchard projects that are blooming across North America.

October 26, 2017
Grower Profile: Jeanne Calabrese

Grower Profile: Meet Jeanne Calabrese of Chicago, a home grower who has turned her yard into a beautiful and productive orchard.

March 29, 2017
Recycling Urban Trees

Sometimes a tree comes to the end of its life due to old age or sickness, and it can be heartbreaking to send it to the chipper. A project in Virginia is working hard to link up arborists, foresters, millers and artisan woodworks to save trees from that sad fate.

Orchard Tourism

April 12, 2018
Exploring the Pruning Tools of History

There is an old saying..."You are only as good as the tools you use" and that's very true for fruit tree pruning tools as well?

February 20, 2018
What is Wassailing?

Wassailing is an ancient English tradition, stemming back to pagan times, in which the community encourages a great apple harvest by singing and dancing in their apple orchards. See wassailing in action in this video blog post!

July 25, 2016
Apple Tasting at the Salt Spring Island Apple Festival

Interested in planting apple trees? Taste hundreds of apple cultivars at the Salt Spring Island Apple Festival in October as part of your research.

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Susan Poizner of Orchard People

Speaks at conferences and symposiums across North America about fruit tree care, urban orchard design, fruit tree cultivars and more.
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