Organic Orchard Planning

Planning the Organic Orchard – PDF
This fact sheet is written to assist the small-scale commercial tree fruit grower in the upper Midwest who is planning at least one half-acre of orchard to be managed organically.

Pruning Fruit Trees

Pruning Mature Apples and Pears
A neglected but otherwise healthy tree will show improvement in fruit quality as a result of pruning. Pruning increases sunlight penetration, removes less productive wood and shapes the crown into an efficient, stable form.