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Pictures of Your Orchard Over Time

 
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This last year I've planted a lot of trees and have learned a lot about orchards and food forests. I still have a lot to learn. But one thing that I've been curious about is how fast fruit and nut trees grow, and what they look like as they mature. I've seen young trees and I've seen mature trees, but around here I haven't seen a lot in between.

So, the idea to create this post came to mind! I'd love to see your photos of your trees and shrubs over time, if you have them. I'd love to see how they progressed. I'll try to get out and upload some photos of mine soon. I think it'd be a great way to give beginning orchardists an idea of what to expect, even if tree growth varies site to site. Thanks in advance for sharing!
 
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If you insist.  In my yard it's kind of like "Where's Waldo?"

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2nd season Chicago fig bare root
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2nd season bare root Mulberry
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4 yo store bought apple tree
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4 yo store bought pear tree
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3yo store bought apple tree
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I think it's a 2nd season bare root june berry.
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There's 3rd season bare root walnut or heart nut, a nectarine root stock and a store bought apple
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2nd season store bought blue berry
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3rd season store bought Peach. Most of this is root stock, but it seems to be a good one.
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2nd season apple from seed.
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Another 2nd season apple from seed
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Persimmon supposedly sweet, regrowing from root stock, 2nd season
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2nd season almond regrowing from rootstock.
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Another 2nd season persimmon regrowing from root stock
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3rd season almond from bare root. Had a dual with the lawn mower year 1.
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Bush Hazelnut, year 3, from bare root
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Elderberry and American Cranberry bush, bare root, 3rd season
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Store bought pear, partially espelier, 4th season
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3rd season apples from seed
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2nd season mulberry from bare root
 
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Thank you Amit :) I'm going to try to get some pictures of my own field uploaded once things calm down a bit. Thanks for the detailed labels!
 
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Spring 2016 vs spring 2018:

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~30”
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~10’
 
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Apricot seedling at the end of the first growing season after germination. It germinated 20 months after planting.

An apricot seedlings after it's second growing season.
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Apricot at the end of it's first growing season.
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Apricot at the end of it's second growing season
 
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Thanks for all the contributions everyone!

Here are some pictures from my young orchard. I'll try to snap new photos over the years to show you how they're developing.
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Hollywood Japanese Plum, planted Fall 2017, picture from Spring 2018
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Carmine Goumi Berry Bush, second year
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Smyrna Quince Large Size, first year
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Lemon quince, first year
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Aromatnaya Quince, first year
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Avalon Pride Peach Tree, second year
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Rainier Cherry Tree, second year
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My Yamhill Hazelnut tree making nuts in its second year!
 
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Not an orchard, but a small "forest garden" in my backyard, still in the making. "After" is 1.5 year later than "before"
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