a look at the orchard

This was in early January. We spent the whole month pruning the younger 5 acre orchard, taking about 20% off each tree, eliminating crossing branches, lightening the load on over-weighted limbs and generally cleaning up the ‘crown.’ In three years we’ll come back through this orchard and do the same. We have a total of 15 acres of hazelnuts and each year we’ll do a major prune to one 5 acre spread creating a rotating cycle of 1/3 of the orchard getting major attention ever three years. The cuttings were collected in piles between the rows and Gabriel went through with an enormous fork attached to the Ole Massey Ferguson and scooped up the piles. When my parents visited from California, we pruned in the sunlit morning and were having a snowball fight by noon.

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One thought on “a look at the orchard

  1. peter spaulding says:

    Serah and Gabe Hello! Nice orchard Video! Fell across this looking at Jeremys Facebook page. Glad to hear you two are hard at work at your new place. Hope your enjoying Oregon, and especially Brownsville. I hope you guys would look us up when your in Corvallis. Peter and Karen Spaulding

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