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Going out of winter...finaly

 
Isabelle Gendron
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Location: Montmagny, Québec, Canada (zone 4b)
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Now that the snow seems to start melting, we see arising our fruit trees. I took a trip around the garden and notice no major lost. All the 7 fruits trees planted last year seems in good shape except for a couple of broken branches du to the snow. Only 5 vines out 123 had been eaten by field mouses. Not bad. And the 25 trees planted as wind breaker also seems to have survive. Only a little bit of rust on a couple of spruce. Can't wait to see the fruits trees that I tryed to rooted by planting them in the graden as braches.

Also when I cut the branches of my plum trees that were brocken by snow, I put them in water until I can plant them in the garden. Couldn't bare throuwing them away .

How's your trees doing?

isabelle
 
Spencer Davis
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Location: New Castle, IN
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I just picked up over 40 fruit trees the other day that were from last seasons stock. Here in indiana, they are already budding with some small leaves. I think only 5-6 of them had tags so I'm not sure even what all of them are. I'm guessing mostly apples, a few cherries, and maybe a peach or two. Oh well, I love surprises!

 
Isabelle Gendron
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Good evening Spencer...

You bought the fruit trees? 40 wow!!! My target this year is to finish a little area win peraculture that we started last year. the fruit tress are there and bulbs.

The fields are almost clear but everything is wet...and it is still raning. It floads all over the place.

It is ok, Nature as to follow is course I guess

isabelle
 
Spencer Davis
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Isabelle: I can't say that I bought the trees. I had an old 3point finish mower that I never used and traded that for the trees. I valued it at maybe $300. The tees however are worth at least $30 each so >$1200! I think I did OK lol. I have another post asking for advice on their planting. I couldn't decide to really get aggressive and prune the leaders way down, let them grow without pruning, or somewhere in between. What I have done so far is to prune the leaders on the ones that are next to my hugel swale, which I intend to keep at about 7'.
 
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