All About Arbor Day, how to plant a tree, growing fruit trees

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 26, 2019

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“Other holidays repose upon the past;
Arbor Day proposes for the future.”

–J. Sterling Morton (1832–1902)

 

 
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Arbor Day 2020
All About Arbor Day

Arbor Day 2020
Arbor Day 2020 occurs this year on Friday, April 24. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you, and check out these facts about Arbor Day and the man who founded it.

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How to Plant a Tree
How to Plant a Tree

How to Plant a Tree
Here are tips on how to plant a bare-root tree—from digging the hole to watering the tree properly once it’s planted.

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Almanac Retro Advertising Thermometer

Vintage design! Made of metal in the USA. Mercury-free, too. 

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Planting Fruit Trees
Planting Fruit Trees

Planting Fruit Trees
Watch how to properly plant fruit trees: apples, pears, plums, and more! Our video will show you when and how to plant bare-rooted trees successfully. 

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Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag
This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When to Prune Trees

When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When trees and shrubs become overgrown, it’s time to break out the pruning shears. With this guide, learn when to prune trees and shrubs to get the most out of your plants, and why pruning is such an important part of garden maintenance.

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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
How to Espalier

How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Want to grow a fruit tree but short on garden space? Here’s how to espalier your fruit tree—so it grows flat against a building wall or fence. This is a common technique for apple trees but works with pears, peaches, and other fruits. It’s sure to be an eye-catcher and also helps...

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The Almanac Weather Rock

100% accurate weather predictor! If the rock is wet, it’s raining. If it’s dry and still, just wait a minute—it’s a mistake and will change soon.

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