Spiral Tree Wraps – Winter Protection For Young Fruit Trees

4 Year Old Sheep's Nose Apple Tree

Yesterday I worked in my small orchard to get it ready for the coming winter months. I mowed the grass for the last time this year, and placed tree wraps on 6 young fruit trees. I use spiral tree wraps on young fruit trees to protect them against winter damage done by mice, rabbits, voles…

The Spacing Of Semi-Dwarf Apple Trees & Expert Advice

Apple Blossom

When I was younger I wasn’t as smart as I am today. Back in those days I believed just about everything the “experts” at major universities and the local agricultural extension office told me. Too bad for me. When I planted my small commercial apple orchard about 25 years ago I didn’t have any practical…