I know by now I should be calling this blog Apple Tree Acres because of all the posts concerning apple trees and all things related to apple trees; apples and rabbits. Well here is another post concerning apple trees.
It was a bittersweet day at the Autonomy Acres compound, we took down one of our old apple trees that has been standing for a very long time. For the past four years I have been trying to rehabilitate a tree that was past it’s prime. Pruning back branches was not working to make more or better quality apples. I also think this tree was carrying some type of apple blight or disease, possibly apple rust. Considering I have four 2-3 year old apple trees elsewhere in my yard, keeping this diseased old one around would affect the younger one’s health.
A good friend came over to help, and we had a good time together. It is sad to see such a tree go, but it opens up some possibilities as to what we can do with that space. It allows much more sun to hit our back garden, maybe a permanent greenhouse, or more fruit trees. We will give it at least one season before we decide for sure on what we do with this new space.