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 2021
Arbor Day 2021
Arbor Day occurs this year on Friday, April 30. 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 Bare-Root Tree
How to Plant a Bare-Root Tree
Here are tips on how to plant a bare-root tree the right way—from digging the hole to watering the tree properly once it’s planted.
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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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When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
Prune spring-flowering shrubs immediately after they bloom; summer-flowering trees are done in the winter. With this guide, learn which trees and shrubs to prune when so that they bear maximum flowers next season. And be careful not to prune at the wrong time or you could cut off the flower buds....
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How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
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 fruit. It’s sure to be an eye-catcher and also helps...
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