Garden Design - Traditional PlantingsTraditional Landscape, Boston
Jerry Hiam - Putney Design
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Not sure how to prune a fruit tree? You can do it yourself or hire a certified arborist to do it for you. By following these pruning tips every year, you will increase your chances for a bountiful harvest of delicious fruit and a healthy fruit tree for years to come.
7. Share your bounty. Do you have fruit trees you can’t keep up with during their peak production? Not to worry. There are gleaning services by which volunteers will come and pick the fruit for you, then deliver it to local food banks. You won’t have a big mess on the ground, and you won’t feel like a bad apple. Tip: Check out this list of gleaning services on the West Coast and in a limited selection of Eastern locations as a starting point.
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5. Go apple picking. Find an orchard that offers pick-your-own apples (check the listings on Local Harvest to find one near you) and head out for a fun day of picking fruit right from the trees. Picking at an orchard is not only fun (bring a picnic and make a day of it) but also offers a much wider (read: tastier) variety of apples than what you’ll find in the store.