Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up begins a 4 part series on growing fruit trees in the home orchard. Site selection is a good starting point. Soil and air drainage are important considerations. Root rots and foliage diseases are lessened with good site selection. Sunlight and hardiness are two other big considerations.
Green Side Up is a gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.