Ann Torrence wrote:Go to the library and check out either of Michael Phillips books on orcharding. I use both. The Holistic Orchard is a great resource for natural methods to control predators and maintain healthy trees.
June drop is normal for apples-they set more fruit than the tree can support. The drops need to be cleaned up to break certain pest lifecycles. With a rake if it's one tree, animals can do the job in a larger system. Phillips covers this in his book.
Willy Walker wrote:
One thing I heard in a podcast was about the cow manure and clay mix to wrap around the trunk of the trees. That is also in my back pocket. 😎