Fruit trees make fantastic homes for lots of wildlife, although not all of it will be welcome! Keep your eyes open and check your trees regularly for signs of any problems. This is particularly important when the trees are young since an early infestation of diseases and pests can cripple the trees and they won’t establish well.
This comprehensive resource features an at-a-glance identification guide to some common fruit tree and plant problems. Beware...there are many more!
Wanting to create your own orchard? This pack has everything you need to know to plan, plant and care for an orchard in your local space, whether it is small or large.
Selecting the right trees is key to a successful orchard. These are the trees that will be here for decades to come and trees don’t like being moved.
By picking trees that are suited to your site conditions and varieties that have high pest and disease resistance, you are less likely to have to resort to chemical use to protect your trees. So what are the key considerations for orchard tree selection?