Aphids in Fruit Trees

Aphids will eat your roots and leaves. Here are the signs of an aphid infestation.

The Fruit Tree Owner’s Toolkit

Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Orcharding with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Orcharding here (deep link http://www.shopanimalnetwork.com/product.aspx?cid=85&pid=838) The following tools come in handy for tending fruit trees. Try to clean and dry pruning tools after each use, then wipe the pruning tools with an oily rag […]

9 Tips for Growing Container Trees

Courtesy Hemera/Thinkstock Just because your yard isn’t big enough to plant a sapling that will grow into a majestic tree (or you have no yard at all!), doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fruits trees have to offer. Consider planting a tree in a container, and perhaps, keep it indoors if it […]

Fruit Trees for Kids

The Fruit Tree Tour theater troupe teaches sustainability, organic eating and the importance of environmental responsibility to California students.

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And A Pruner In A Pear Tree

The day after loads of Christmas feasting is dedicated to pruning back fruit trees. (It’s important to burn off those calories, after all.)

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How to Grow Your Own Christmas Tree

Start a new family tradition that will last for years by planting your own evergreens to harvest for a Christmas tree every holiday season.

4 Buckeye Trees To Grow On Your Farm

Native buckeye trees make great farm trees, with a diversity of purposes from using as privacy hedges to planting in low-drainage sites.

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4 Insects Hurting Your Orchard

Applying organic controls to these small orchard enemies in early spring will mean a healthy fruit harvest this year.

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