Propagation: Port Alberni- old orchard

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by Wildwildred, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Wildwildred

    Wildwildred New Member

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    I am looking for a creative and affordable solution to preserving some ancient fruit trees on our small family farm. Decades of neglect may mean the trees are past the point of saving, but I'd certainly love to try to rescue some of the delicious old varieties.

    Does anyone know of any travelling orchardists who might offer pruning workshops? The volume of work is beyond my individual scope but the orchard could be a great space for a teaching opportunity.

    Thanks so much
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Probably OK to let them be - at least in Britain, neglected ancient orchards are among some of the best wildlife habitat around, supporting lots of unusual and rare birds, insects, lichens, etc., etc.
     
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