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Randy Bucher
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225 Apple trees - 28  varieties.
25 pear trees - 7 varieties

237 trees look like they are going to live.  I think a few more will make it but not sure.

I also wanted to thank everyone that helped me out when I posted a question.
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Randy Bucher
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Even my frankenstein tree made it .
It is what I am calling it anyways.

Motts Pink / Wine Crisp / Strawberry Parfait

Picture quality is not the best...
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Todd Parr
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That's fantastic, congrats.
 
Katherine Oconnor
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Keep us posted on your progress!
 
iris cutforth
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One problem with planting, any type of tree, in the woods, is that rabbits and deer will strip away the bark.  I planted a mulberry tree due to the cold growing seasons in the north.  I tied a stove pipe at the roots after banding it around the tree.  Because stove pipe is grey and reflects light, I painted it green and added branches to it to try to make it blend in.  The first time I didn't use the stove pipe, some animal had dragged that fruit tree right out of the ground.  The mulberry tree was still entact the next summer so it worked.
 
O. Donnelly
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Awesome work!

Now the fun part - digging 250 holes.

I like the white spiral tree guards. Easy on, easy off, effective. So much better than wire mesh cages I have built and tried.
 
Jim Gardener
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If you want the grafts to thrive, remove all growth below the grafts once the scions have leafed out (including your frankenstein tree).
 
richard valley
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Hi Randy, That looks great, you did good~all those are from cuttings?  If you've a problem with rabbits and such, most do, I put~you know that black plastic flex~ABS waste piping~ well I cut pieces long enough to guard the trunk of the young trees and split it up the side with a box cutter an place it around the trunk~that keeps them safe from rabbits, and all rodents.

I didn't see where you're located but what I see look nice. The apples we've planted have done well and have fruited. I don't know as much as the folks did, but what I did glean from growing up on the ranch seems to be in my hands when I plant or build.

Good luck to you and yours,

Richard
 
richard valley
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I just noticed the Grafts~nice!
 
branimir marold
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good .. great job, respect!
 
ryan sahs
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awesome work!!
 
Randy Bucher
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I am located in Central NC , Just so happen a man on craigslist was giving away tree tube so I got about 300 plus.  I am going to leave them in the containers for the time being and start planting and selling some in the fall. I have no problem with deer at the current time but there are a few rabbits in the neighbors yard I am watching ( call me Elmer Fudd , Anyone for rabbit soup ?. Back on a serious note, I started noticing on a few trees that the leaves were starting to get eaten up so after harder looking I found a green inch worm. I sprayed  the trees after making sure I pulled all the blooms off the grafts and everything is looking great again. I did another tree count and I think I have peaked out with 9 grafts out of the 250 not coming out so I am " very pleased " with the turn out.
  I was doing a 3 day watering but I am going to push it out for the time being to a 4 day watering. The soil still feels damp and the morning dew I think is helping out some. I will however keep spraying as needed for insect control.

I have added a few more pictures of the grafts, they are growing good.
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Phil Gardener
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Those look fabulous!  Great job!
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