How to plant a bare rooted tree?January 26, 2014

Planting a bare rooted treeWondering what is the best technique to plant a bare rooted tree? Come and learn how!

We sell bare rooted trees, which are not the same as the potted trees most people are used to. Planting a potted tree and a bare rooted tree is not the same thing.

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Why are fruit trees grafted?January 16, 2014

Grafting fruit treesGrafting is a technique that has been practiced for thousands of years by many civilisations, particularly the Chinese. It is still one of the most important tree propagation techniques. Grafting can occur naturally in forests when two branches of two different trees touch each other, merge, and continue to grow. When people buy fruit trees, they are almost always grafted; especially apple and pear trees. But, what is grafting?

Grafting is used by nurseries for many reasons. The first and most important reason is to produce a plant variety identical to the original source.

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Understanding cold-hardiness and hardiness zonesJanuary 10, 2014

Winter and fruit treesEvery Canadian gardener should know their hardiness zone, or they will have a nasty surprise in spring. Winter frosts will kill a tree or plant if it is not located in an appropriate hardiness zone.

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