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  • Extreme Pruning Strategies: Coppicing and Pollarding
    January 28, 2021 Shopify API

    Extreme Pruning Strategies: Coppicing and Pollarding

      By Xander Rose   I aim to write many pruning treatments in this blog. Others to follow will focus on situations and strategies conducive to maximizing or optimizing fruit production. The strategies discussed in this particular post however involve...

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  • Mulching Fruit Trees
    December 20, 2020 Alexander Rose

    Mulching Fruit Trees

    I describe spreading wood chips around fruit trees in the orchard at Raintree Nursery. I'm excited that we just got a large load of wood chips dumped at the nursery. Wood chips, and other types of mulch, provide many benefits to fruit trees and the orchard ecosystem as a whole.
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  • The Persimmon Tree: Centuries of Fall Colors and Sweet Rewards
    November 23, 2020 Alexander Rose

    The Persimmon Tree: Centuries of Fall Colors and Sweet Rewards

    The American and Asian persimmon trees in Raintree's orchard bear delicious late season fruit and add warm fall colors to the visual palette on a walk through the orchards. Persimmons are remarkable and useful trees, with attractive foliage, sweet fruit, and hard wood. Individuals trees can be quite long-lived and the Asian persimmon has a long cultivate history in East Asia, with many named varieties and much cultural significance. I relate me experience with the persimmons at Raintree to their desirability and interest in general.
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