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How to Look After Fruit Trees in the First 3 Years

Nurture young fruit trees

The period after planting a new fruit tree is key to its long-term success. Protect your investment of time, money and space in your garden, and put your young trees on the path for a long healthy life with these simple checklists and tasks.

$19.00 incl. GST


Congratulations! You’ve done all the hard work of planting your new fruit tree—choosing the site, soil prep, deciding on the variety, buying the tree, and getting it in the ground. Phew!

But wait…there’s more to do? What you do next is key to your tree’s survival, long-term health, and fruitfulness. Ignoring your new trees or failing to manage one of the six key factors for success can lead to setbacks, failure to thrive, or even death for your tree. It’s a huge waste of time, money, and emotional investment!

After completing this course you’ll understand how to properly care for your young tree throughout the seasons and know the answers to lots of tricky but important questions, such as should my young tree have fruit?

What’s included in this course:

  • Unit 1a: Young trees winter checklist for success (article)
  • Unit 1b: Young trees winter checklist for success (audio)
  • Unit 2a: Establishment pruning (article)
  • Unit 2b: Establishment pruning (video)
  • Unit 3: Manage weeds around your young fruit trees (article)
  • Unit 4: Look after young fruit trees in spring (article)
  • Unit 5: Young trees summer checklist for success (article)
  • Unit 6: Should my young tree have fruit? (article)


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