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The OLD ORCHARD
« on: May 30, 2017, 07:57:58 AM »
 There is always work to be done and this spring the project was to start to clean up the acreage that is home to our orchard.

We are pushing back on the forest to insure our  small but old orchard continues to thrive.

 Before the work began:

On the left  are the apple trees.



We cut the elms and stacked them for next winters firewood,


Close up of all the small elms  directly in front of the tractor after the brush was cut away:




This is what it looks like today:



It is far from finished so we will continue to pick away at it. We are uncovering some beautiful mature Cherry, Maples and Oaks and even got a very old pear tree exposed and hopefully it will start producing again.




« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 08:01:00 AM by Maggie13 »
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Re: The OLD ORCHARD
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 04:53:23 PM »
Looks great.

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Re: The OLD ORCHARD
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 05:46:48 PM »
Thank you!
I will update when we have the time to
 pick away at it a section at a time.
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Re: The OLD ORCHARD
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 06:56:24 PM »
Maggie,

I would spread lime under the old trees and then a month from now, put the fertilizer to them. They would pay you good dividends in fruit.

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Re: The OLD ORCHARD
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 05:24:47 AM »
I will do that Double B,
How my lime would you use around each tree?
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Re: The OLD ORCHARD
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 06:12:03 AM »
I would put 10-15 lbs. under each tree; spread it under the canopy and not up on the trunk. Wait about a month and do the same with some triple 13.
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Re: The OLD ORCHARD
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 10:45:56 AM »
Thanks
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Re: The OLD ORCHARD
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 03:20:57 PM »
I did a soil test and everything came back good.
Here are a few more pictures of the trees:
These were taken in May:


Close up of the blooms:


These were taken today:


Little Apples:


A little more work cleaning up at the north end of the orchard:



 The trees we removed  bucked up, split and stacked :











« Last Edit: June 20, 2017, 07:02:10 AM by Maggie13 »
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Re: The OLD ORCHARD
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 10:31:06 PM »
Maggie....Looking Good!

I am considering putting in some fruit trees when I come home in the fall. I can only hope they end up looking as good as those.
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