I rather prefer an open spaced orchard [possibly patches of orchard hedged off amidst pasture] with a rich and diverse understory of whatever grows well.
It's only affordable by seed though, for the understory anyway.
Roberto pokachinni wrote:From what I understand, in regards to most orchards in most climates, the whole guild thing is pretty much a new science, and is needing input from people like you who go out and do it by trial if not error. That said, there are likely some people who are or have done some guild experiments in your zone, if that is what you are looking for, or are you looking to be the personal driving engine (through this thread) behind building a data base?
Both. There must be a state of knowledge already out there that will give everyone a starting point then we work on it to improve the state of knowledge.
I do hope that, for the sake of your needs, there are some people who do chime in on what they have planted with what.