This practical guide outlines how The Orchard Project https://www.theorchardproject.org.uk/ plants orchards. It comprehensively details the equipment needed and methods required to successfully grow fruit trees, including tips for guarding newly planted trees against external damage.
Please note that site considerations and planning are covered in a separate resource ‘Things to Look Out for When Planning an Orchard’.
All plants require a range of different nutrients to live a healthy life. A lack of one or more of these available in the soil can cause problems for the plant.
This resource shows what to look out for in unhealthy or non-thriving fruit trees and how best to ameliorate the situation.
Once your trees are in the ground, they may be there for another century so careful planning now will really pay off!