motherearthnewsmag: Guide to Urban Homesteading Learn about urban homesteading skills, such as small-scale composting, urban beekeeping, and how to set up a rainwater catchment system. By Rachel Kaplan Photo by maXx Images/mcPhoto - Gardening Rush
A visual aide for pruning fruit trees at planting. Proper pruning makes for a stronger central leader (the trunk) and stronger scaffolding (side branches). And, on semi-dwarf and dwarf fruit trees, pruning leads to earlier production.
10 Tips on Growing Dwarf Fruit Trees. I just planted about 8 new Dwarf Trees in my backyard, adding to the 4 I already had. For a small city lot, these are great. :) This year I have awesome pears, apples and sweet cherries.