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  • From: "Jim Fruth" <>
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  • Subject: [NAFEX] The folly of 4 in one trees
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 09:01:43 -0500

When I planted my first two apple trees, I thought, "I don't want a whole
tree full of fruit all ripe at one time," so I grafted three additional
different varieties on each tree. The trees then held varieties with a
succession of ripening times. What happened then was something I probably
should have predicted. As the tree(s) grew, they pushed themselves away from
each other. If I hadn't propped them up with a crutch, some of them would be
lying on the ground.

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Fruit Farm
4002 Davis Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
1-218-831-7018 (My Cell)
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I have a cat problem with the trees.. They like to use them as scratching
posts. They are my cats too so I cannot blame anyone else.. and yes they do
kill mice and more importantly gophers.

"I am a solipsistic conspiracy theorist. I am sure I am up to something,
and I will not stop until I find out what." Jan 3, 2011

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Subject: [NAFEX] How about raspberry cane mulch?

Sarah Ewing wrote : "I also used to mulch with sawdust from our local mills
and I also used to make a doughnut of animal bedding out from the bases of
all my trees. I discovered the hard way that that trees aren't the only
living things that loved what I was doing. Won't do either of those things
ever again."

I mulch my apple trees with shredded raspberry canes mixed with shredded

tree branches. I apply it about 2-3" thick and haven't had any problem with

girdled trees. But then, it could be that my cats solve the problem of
rodents because they keep themselves well fed.

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Fruit Farm
4002 Davis Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
1-218-831-7018 (My Cell)

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