Category Archives: Tree Care Resources

UNH extension fruit resources: http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource001406_Rep1890.pdf

Fundamentals of Permaculture

Here is a video of a workshop given by Karen Ganey, Permaculture Designer    

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Planning & Planting a Guild

 By Karen Ganey Planting guilds around your fruit or nut tree is best done in the early years of the trees growth, before it’s surface roots take over. Choose from the many species to enlighten the colors, smells, tastes, and … Continue reading

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Guide to Spring Care

By Karen Ganey  A Vermont winter can be harsh on young fruit trees. They have to store enough energy to withstand freezing temperatures, piling snow on brittle branches, hungry voles and munching deer. The early spring is a great time … Continue reading

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Organic pest control podcast by Michael PHillips

The page linked below contains an audio recording. From the page: In this episode we are joined by Michael Phillips. Michael is an apple farmer, consultant, and writer. He has written several books, and is most well known for his … Continue reading

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Extension Service Tree Training

Stewardship of the Urban Landscape (SOUL) Tree Steward Program                                     http://www.uvm.edu/extension/environment/soul/ Are you passionate about Trees? Are you interested in learning more about trees … Continue reading

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Pruning Resources

FROM THETFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRUNING WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY MARCH 6, 2013 Basic pruning resources: St. Lawrence Nursery: http://www.sln.potsdam.ny.us/pruning.html Fedco Trees (also illustrations in catalog): http://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees/planting_guide.htm#nine Advanced pruning resources: “The Pruning Book” Lee Reich, Taunton Press, 2010. Cornell Extension Services: http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/fruit/homefruit/3treefruit.pdf counties.cce.cornell.edu/chemung/…/pruning-apple-trees.pdf … Continue reading

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Site Assessment

The Successful Planting Initiative: Conducting a Site Assessment By Rick W. Harper   It wasn’t so long ago that we heard from the foremost climate authority (Punxsutawney Phil) that spring is but around the corner.  And with increasing daylight hours, … Continue reading

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soil testing/planting site assessment

Hello Apple Corps Potential Tree Sites,   The best next step after letting us know you have a site to plant fruit trees is to watch the sun on your site carefully and ask neighbors who have been around for … Continue reading

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Tree Resources

Links to information about tree choices that are right for the Upper Valley, care of trees, etc. From Cheshire Co NH Extension Service (CCES): Type of fruit trees recommended in NH: http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000589_Rep611.pdf About Drawf Root Stocks:  http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000583_Rep605.pdf    varieties CCES (NH) lists … Continue reading

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