Richard Hentschel concludes his home orchard series this week discussing general care and protection for the young fruit trees in the backyard home orchard. Richard reviewed the points from the previous shows. Young fruit trees should be protected from Insects and diseases from the very start. Winter protection is also important for survival the first few years. Wildlife protection from rabbits, mice and deer will need to be managed as well. Other points discussed include grass and weeds, lawn mowing and using a string trimmer around the trunks of your fruit trees.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.