• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Bill Erickson
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Bryant RedHawk
  • Mike Jay
gardeners:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Dan Boone
  • Daron Williams

trees spacing + pruning in Stefan Sobkowiak documentary  RSS feed

 
Posts: 81
Location: Spain
forest garden fungi urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi,
I recently watched Stefan  Sobkowiak video about his PC Orchard, which I enjoyed very much.
I wonder if anyone in this forum has had a chance to get any documentation about the french researchers that informed his pruning methods?
Also I'd like to know how close to each other can plant the trees given that the place where I will be doing this is quite narrow: 5 meters for most of it length plus a final part which is somewhat wider.
Initially I was bent to think that each fruit tree (given enough land) should have at least a 5x5 meters planting to avoid competition for water, sun access, nutrients and have good ventilation, but doing this would only allow me to plant very few trees there...and I also need to plant pollinator trees....and walk around!

I was initially bent to use espaliered or fan trained trees (different varieties of different species of fruit trees on root-stocks tolerant of high carbonates soil content: so this would be M7 for apples, SL for cherry, etc.) at a spacing of 4 meters each in the line and with a spacing of 2 meters between (the only) two rows possible. But seeing Stefan's video I gather that I could put fruit trees in the same line at a lesser distance between them with appropriate pruning and without the need for using a structure.

Cheers

 
When people don’t understand what you are doing they call you crazy. But this tiny ad just doesn't care:
Food Forest Card Game - Game Forum
https://permies.com/t/61704/Food-Forest-Card-Game-Game
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!