Fruit Trees:
What You Need to Know
Combining Beauty & Sustenance
by Kate Odell, Licensed Arborist
What could be better than a tree that provides beauty, a food source for pollinators, and a snack for you? Fruit trees are a great addition to a landscape for many reasons, but there are several factors you need to consider in order to have a successful fruit tree or orchard in your yard. 
Probably the most important thing to consider is the site conditions in your yard. Fruit trees, of all kinds, require full sun and well drained soils. As we say all the time in the organic world, right plant, right place. Even if you chose a disease resistant variety, if the plant is in an unsuitable site, it will be stressed, and highly prone to the full spectrum of insect and disease problems that affect these delicious plants.
Apples, Pears, Plums, Oh My!
Not sure where to begin? Here are some disease-resistant and/or hardy varieties that we recommend:

  • Crimson Crisp
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Luscious
  • Honeysweet
  • Magness
  • Underwood
  • Pipestone
  • Superior
Planning & Care
Once established, even well-placed fruit trees will need care. 

There is a lot to consider when planting these great trees, so if you think this is something you want to implement on your property, feel free to call us at (203) 375-0553

We would be happy to help you through the whole process!
Hear from one of our esteemed clients
" This is the 2nd time we used them for tree work. Both times they came when promised. Stacey and her team were very polite and reviewed everything that was on work order. Chase, Nigel and Landy did a great job taking care of things and cleaning up everything. Thank you again for great service! "

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