Archive | September 2012

Plan before tree planting

Plant trees an appropriate distance from structures such as houses, garages, etc to allow for full maturity. Consider both branch and root spread.

Fruit bearing trees will often attract critters that will make their way into your home if the branches reach the building so give them a little extra distance.

Also remember to make sure you will be able a gain access to the fruit as the tree grows. It’s no fun to end up with fruit rotting off the branches and dropping to the ground because you aren’t able to reach them when they ripen.

Limited space and still want fruit? Go for semi- dwarf or dwarf varieties. They can even be raised to full maturity in containers if given large enough planters.

Planting trees that drop leaves or flowers? Keep them away from pools or other areas that make it hard clean up after.

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