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)

 

Friday, April 26, 2019
116th day of the year


 
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All About Arbor Day

Arbor Day 2020: History, Facts, and Date
Arbor Day 2020 falls 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
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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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

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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Get Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Dandelions don’t stand a chance! All you need is your own drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
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How to Espalier

How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Whether your garden is formal or informal, the addition of an espalier, trained flat against a building wall or fence, is sure to be an eye-catcher. This is especially efficient for fruit trees in small garden spaces.
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